Wills & Powers of Attorney Thomastown
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).
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.
Making a Will can appear challenging, but our team can help guide you through the entire process to lessen the chance of someone disputing your Will. Often, a Will is challenged if a family member feels left out or insufficiently included. Other disputes can arise due to claims of lack of capacity, undue influence, or 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 functions an attorney can carry out for you include: paying your bills, endorsing documents, engaging in property transactions, and managing shares and 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 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:
- Testamentary Trusts
- Estate Planning
- Enduring Powers of Attorney (Financial)
- Enduring Powers of Attorney (Medical)
- Binding Death Nominations