Wills & Estate Planning

We can advise and assist you with the preparation of:

  • Basic Wills
  • Complex Wills, involving blended families, large asset pools, testamentary trusts and disability trusts
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Enduring Powers of Guardianship
  • Applications for Administration & Guardianship
  • Advances Health Directives
  • Binding Death Benefit Nominations

If you have not yet made a Will, you should do so without delay. By making a Will, you can ensure your wishes are put into effect and that provision is made for your loved ones. A death in the family is an extremely difficult time for surviving family members which can be compounded if a person fails to leave a valid Will.

If you do not have a valid Will, on your death your assets are distributed between your various family members in accordance with formulas set out in legislation.

If you already have a Will, you should review it regularly to ensure that it continues to accord with your wishes and that changes to your personal circumstances, such as marriage and divorce, have not caused your Will to become void.

It is also important to consider appointing a trusted family member or friend as your Enduring Power of Attorney and/or Enduring Guardian so that they can assist you in managing your finances, healthcare and lifestyle in the event you become unable to manage those issues yourself. Further, a Advanced Health Directive may be appropriate so that you can make decisions regarding your future medical treatment.

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