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Powers start immediately unless start date is specified

It is important for the principal to think about when they want the attorney to start acting for them.

It is important for the principal to think about when they want the attorney to start acting for them. If no start date is written in a power of attorney document, the attorney's power will begin as soon as the document is formally made.

See ss. 10, 39, 101—Powers of Attorney Act 2014 (Vic)(opens in a new window) and How to make a power of attorney.

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