Wills & Powers of Attorney Montmorency

De Maria & Associates offer Wills & Power of Attorney services in Northern Suburbs including Doreen, Mill Park, Whittlesea, Bundoora, Diamond Creek, Wollert, Hurstbridge, South Morang and Epping.

Wills play a significant role in managing your personal and business assets and call for meticulous planning and thought. Given the complexities of blended families, children with disabilities, and life changes, our team offers counsel and help in crafting your Will, defining the Executor of your Estate and the recipients of your assets (Beneficiaries).

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.

While making a Will can be intimidating, our team can guide you through every step to reduce the risk of someone challenging your Will. A Will is normally challenged if a family member was left out of the Will or were not left enough. Other types of claims can also arise from 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.

You assign an Enduring Power of Attorney to a trusted person to make appropriate financial and personal decisions for you.

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:

  • Wills
  • Codicils
  • Testamentary Trusts
  • Estate Planning
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney (Financial)
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney (Medical)
  • Binding Death Nominations
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