Wills & Estate Planning
Making a Will is an extremely important task but one that many people put off. If you do not have a Will it is possible that your affairs may be finalised and your assets distributed in a way that you don’t want, causing unnecessary issues for those left behind.
There may be a time during your life, when you want someone to assist you to make financial decisions on your behalf. This may happen if you were unavailable for an extended period of time or as a result of accident, poor health or advanced age.
A power of attorney operates when you are still alive and allows you to legally nominate another person to make financial decisions on your behalf. This will give you certainty about who will make these decisions if you are unable to do so yourself.
As we get older, our needs and concerns for the future change. Enduring guardianship is the appointment of a person to make personal and lifestyle decisions for you when you do not have the capacity to do so yourself. An enduring guardian may assist with decisions about health care, accommodation and other related aged services.
Contesting a Will is a difficult choice, and often occurs at a very stressful time. There could be a number of reasons why a Will may be in dispute, such as:
- you (or a loved one) were left out of the Will;
- you were unfairly or inadequately provided for;
- the administrators/executors of
- the Will were negligent;
- the Will was invalid; or
- no Will was made.