General and Specific Authorities in an Enduring Power of Attorney

This fact sheet is critical for those acting in the role of attorney for a spouse, family member or friend. It explains what authority you have depending on the wording in the Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA). It accompanies the Nidus Guide to Making & Registering an EPA.

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