Wills & Estates
It is very important to have a legally valid Will, Enduring Power of Attorney, and Advance Health Directive. It will cause unnecessary stress on your family if you lose capacity or pass away and do not have these documents in place. Your family will be left in an uncertain position and be forced to make some very difficult decisions.
To ensure that your wishes are carried out if you lose capacity and after you pass away you will need to have a legally valid:
- Will; and
- Enduring Power of Attorney; and
- Advance Health Directive.
A legally valid Will allows you to specify what you would like to happen to you, your property, and any children that you may have in the event of your death. If you do not have a legally valid Will your estate will not necessarily be distributed in accordance with your wishes.
It is also important to note that if you have children you can specify in your Will who the guardian/s of your children will be in the event of your death.
Even if you currently have a Will there are certain events which can revoke all or part of it leaving you with a Will that no longer reflects your wishes or even leaving you without a legally valid Will. The events which can revoke all or part of a Will include:
1. If you have been married since you signed your Will; and
2. If you have been divorced since you signed your Will; and
3. If your Will has been torn or otherwise damaged.
If any of these events have occurred or you have not previously made a Will we recommend that you contact us to draft a Will on your behalf.
Enduring Power of Attorney
An Enduring Power of Attorney is a document that allows you to appoint one or more people who are closely trusted by you to act on your behalf in the event that you are incapable of making decisions for yourself. You can specify whether your attorney’s power covers financial and/or personal and health matters.
Advance Health Directive
An Advance Health Directive is a document that allows you to specify what types of life sustaining medical treatment you would like to receive in the event that you are incapable of making such a decision.
Our reduced prices to you (per person) are as follows:
- Basic Will $300 (including GST);
- Enduring Power of Attorney $150 (including GST);
- Advance Health Directive $150 (including GST)
If you have any queries or would like us to act on your behalf in relation to preparation of these documents please contact us.
When somebody close to you passes away we understand that dealing with the administration of the deceased person’s estate can be a highly stressful and complicated process. We specialise in assisting people in this time. Whether you are an executor or administrator of a Will we can assist you in ensuring that you properly administer the deceased person’s estate. Where necessary we will work with accountants, financial advisors and other professionals to ensure that a comprehensive approach is taken.
If you are the executor or administrator of a deceased estate and require assistance in carrying out your duties please feel free to contact us.
PH: (07) 5577 5331
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