Wills & Powers of Attorney Eden Park
The importance of Wills in handling your personal and business assets cannot be overstated; they necessitate thoughtful planning and consideration. Our team stands ready to offer guidance and support in drafting your Will, identifying who will be accountable for your Estate (Executor), and who will inherit your assets (Beneficiaries), especially in cases involving blended families, children with disabilities, and significant life changes.
It’s vital to create a Will to ensure all your loved ones are provided for and that your assets are distributed according to your desires after your death.
Though the process of making a Will may seem daunting, our team is here to guide you at each step to minimize the likelihood of someone contesting your Will. Wills are typically contested if a family member is excluded or inadequately provided for. Other claims may stem from issues such as lack of capacity, undue influence, and breach of trust.
Enduring Power of Attorney (Financial)
It is a legal document where you designate a trusted individual (referred to as “the attorney”) to make personal, monetary, legal, and property decisions on your behalf in the event that you lose the mental capacity to do so yourself.
An Enduring Power of Attorney is conferred upon an individual you trust to make suitable financial and personal judgments on your behalf.
Some responsibilities that an attorney can perform on your behalf include: settling your bills, signing documents, buying or selling real estate, and handling shares or bank accounts.
Medical Treatment Decision
Each person has the right to make their own medical treatment choices. Yet, if you are incapacitated and unable to make decisions, whether temporarily or permanently, you can designate a medical proxy who can make medical decisions for you. Selecting someone to make these decisions can be challenging, but our team can provide guidance and support in determining who and when to appoint a trusted individual to handle your medical decisions.
Advanced Care Directive
It’s a legally binding instrument that enables you to set forth explicit provisions for your future health, care, and end of life scenarios. This document contains your decisions and preferences for medical treatment and outlines what kind of medical treatment you want and don’t want during emergencies. You should seek the advice of your doctor when drafting an Advance Care Directive document.
We offer the following expertise:
- Testamentary Trusts
- Estate Planning
- Enduring Powers of Attorney (Financial)
- Enduring Powers of Attorney (Medical)
- Binding Death Nominations