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 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)

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 granted to a person whom you trust to make sound financial and personal decisions on your behalf.

A few of the roles an attorney can fulfill on your behalf are: settling your bills, signing papers, executing property transactions, and managing shares or bank accounts.

Medical Treatment Decision

Every individual is entitled to make their own medical treatment decisions. Nonetheless, should you become incapable of making decisions either temporarily or permanently, you have the option to nominate a person who can make medical decisions on your behalf. The task of appointing someone for this role can be demanding, but our team is ready to assist and guide you on who and when to appoint a trusted person for making medical decisions on your behalf.

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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