WILLS AND ESTATES
Properly drafted documentation is essential to any estate plan. Most people know what a Will is, and how important it is to have one, however more people are learning about the importance of a Enduring Power of Attorney and Personal Directive. An Enduring Power of Attorney allows you to appoint someone to look after your property and financial matters if you are alive, but unable to do so yourself. A Personal Directive allows you to appoint someone to make health care decisions if you are alive, but unable to do so yourself. If these documents have not been prepared, and you become incapacitated, it may be necessary for someone in your family to go to Court to get an Order to allow them to deal with these matters. Not only is this expensive, but the person appointed by the Court might not be who you would choose.
Our office is also very experienced in dealing with Estate matters. We have assisted several clients with the preparation of Court Applications for Grant of Probate or Grant of Administration. This is a very complex procedure and we would be pleased to help guide you through the process.
Our Wills and Estates specialist is Tom Harrison. He is often consulted by trust companies, accountants and financial planning professionals to assist their clients with their estate planning or estate administration needs. If you would like to discuss these matters further, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
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If you would like a copy of our Will, Enduring Power of Attorney and Personal Directive Questionnaire to get things started, please click here.