Wills & Powers of Attorney Strathewen
The importance of Wills in handling your personal and business assets cannot be overstated; they necessitate thoughtful planning and consideration. Our team stands ready to offer guidance and support in drafting your Will, identifying who will be accountable for your Estate (Executor), and who will inherit your assets (Beneficiaries), especially in cases involving blended families, children with disabilities, and significant life changes.
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.
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’s a legal paper by which you empower a dependable person (termed as “the attorney”) to make personal, financial, legal, and property judgments on your behalf, should you become mentally incapable of doing so.
An Enduring Power of Attorney is conferred upon an individual you trust to make suitable financial and personal judgments on your behalf.
Some of the duties that an attorney can make on your behalf are; paying your bills, signing documents, purchasing or selling property, managing shares or bank accounts.
Medical Treatment Decision
Everyone has a right to make their own medical treatment decisions. However, if you are unable to make decisions either temporarily or permanently then you can choose a medical who can make medical decisions on your behalf. Appointing a person to make medical decisions for you can be very burdensome, however our team can guide and assist you as to whom and when you appoint a trusted person to make medical decisions on your behalf.
Advanced Care Directive
Is a legally binding document that empowers you to make clear arrangements for your future health, care and end of life matters. This document records your decisions and wishes for medical treatment. It also stipulates what medical treatment you do and do not want in case of emergencies. You will need to consult your doctor when completing 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