Wills & Powers of Attorney Research

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 an essential aspect of managing your personal and business assets, necessitating thorough planning and consideration. With situations involving blended families, disabled children, and changes in life, our team is ready to provide advice and help in creating your Will, deciding who will oversee your Estate (Executor) and who will benefit from your assets (Beneficiaries).

The formulation of a Will is significant to guarantee that all your loved ones are considered, and your assets are allocated as per your wishes when you pass away.

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.

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

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

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

This document is legally binding and authorizes you to make definite preparations for your future health, care, and end of life circumstances. It documents your decisions and aspirations regarding medical treatment and details what medical treatment you do and don’t want in emergencies. When completing an Advance Care Directive document, it is important to consult with your doctor.

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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