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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 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).

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)

This is a legal instrument whereby you assign a reliable individual (known as “the attorney”) to make personal, financial, legal, and property-related decisions for you, should you lose the mental capability to make such decisions.

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

Every person possesses the right to make decisions about their own medical treatment. However, if you become incapable of making decisions, either on a temporary or permanent basis, you can opt to assign a representative who can make medical decisions on your behalf. The act of designating someone for this responsibility can be quite strenuous, but our team is here to help and guide you in deciding who and when you should nominate a trusted person to take on your medical decisions.

Advanced Care Directive

It is a legally valid document that grants you the authority to formulate clear plans regarding your future health, care, and end-of-life matters. This document chronicles your decisions and wishes about medical treatment, and it defines what medical treatment you consent to and refuse in emergency situations. You are advised to engage your doctor in the process of completing 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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