Need Help with Estate Planning?
Most people know that they “should” have a will but that is only the first step in taking control of your affairs.
Having a valid and up-to-date Wills is essential in ensuring that your estate is distributed as you want following your death. However, by meeting with us and discussing your situation, we can advise whether there are steps which can be taken now to avoid or minimise challenges to your will and further stress for those left behind.
Enduring Powers of attorney and advance health directives allow you to choose who makes decisions on your behalf in the event that you become incapable of doing so for yourself. These documents also allow you to give direction as to the type of care you want and how you prefer your affairs to be handled.
If you have been appointed as an attorney and have questions about your responsibilities then we can also assist you. An attorney must act in accordance with the Powers of Attorney act in the terms of the enduring power of attorney so it is essential that advice be obtained before decisions are made.
Advance Health Directives
Do You Need an Advanced Health Directive?
An Advanced Health Directive (AHD) allows you to give written, binding directions about your future health care.
It allows you to give instructions about specific matters including;
- Treatments you would like; and
- Treatments you would not like.
Your doctor must be involved in the preparation of your Advanced Health Directive.
This important document requires the assistance of an experienced Lawyer. If they are not completed and executed properly, the consequences can be devastating for all parties.