Wills & Powers of Attorney Macleod
Wills are a crucial part of your personal and business assets and require careful planning and consideration. With blended families, children suffering from disabilities and life changes our team will provide advice and assistance in the preparation of your Will in determining who is responsible for your Estate (Executor) and who will receive your assets (Beneficiaries).
Drafting a Will is crucial in order to confirm that all your loved ones are addressed, and all your assets are dispersed in line with your intentions after your passing.
Although creating a Will can be intimidating, our team can navigate you through every step to decrease the chance of someone contesting your Will. Wills are usually disputed if a family member feels they were neglected or not sufficiently considered. Other sorts of disputes can emerge from perceived lack of capacity, undue influence, or violation of trust.
Enduring Power of Attorney (Financial)
Is a legal document by which you appoint a trusted person (referred to as “the attorney”) to make personal, financial, legal and property decisions on your behalf if you lose the mental capacity to do so yourself.
An Enduring Power of Attorney is given to someone that you trust to make the right financial and personal decisions on your behalf.
Among the tasks an attorney can execute on your behalf are: bill payments, document signing, property transactions, and managing shares or bank accounts.
Medical Treatment Decision
Everyone has the prerogative to decide about their own medical treatment. But, if you find yourself unable to make these decisions either for a short period or permanently, you can select a medical decision-maker on your behalf. The process of appointing a person for this can be daunting, yet our team is prepared to guide and support you on whom and when you should designate a trusted individual to make medical decisions for you.
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