It is vital that you have an up-to-date Will that fully and accurately reflects your wishes.
A Will is a comprehensive guide to how your assets will be distributed by your chosen Executor/s. It also ensures that your loved ones’ needs are met in accordance with your wishes.
If you do not have a valid Will in place, your estate will be distributed in accordance with the Succession Act and additional costs can be incurred by your loved ones in having the Court appoint an Administrator.
The Love Family Wills and Estates lawyers can prepare a valid and compressive Will for you in a matter of days. Our Wills and Estates lawyers Brisbane are detail orientated and will ensure that your Will fully and accurately reflects your wishes.
Contact our team today on 07 3390 2344 for a fixed-price quote.
The Executor and Trustee are the person or persons responsible for making sure that your wishes are carried out on your behalf once you have passed away.
A Power of Attorney is the means by which you appoint someone you trust to step into your shoes while you are still alive but unable to run your own affairs.
Your Attorney will be able to do whatever you can lawfully do, in your name and with your full authority. This includes paying any bills, maintaining properties, and dealing with all issues arising in life that you may be unable to deal with.
It is a document of great power and importance and should be prepared in consultation with a Wills and Estates solicitor. A power of attorney should never be underestimated or overlooked as a tool in your planning to protect your assets and lifestyle.
It is important to put your Power of Attorney in place while you still have capacity. In the event that you lose capacity, you will be unable to delegate the legal power to deal with your affairs to anyone else. For further information, call 07 3390 2344 today to speak to a Wills and Estates solicitor.
Make an appointment now to have your Will and Enduring Power of Attorney prepared by us. Call 07 3252 8233.
Also bear in mind that you can enter into an Advance Health Directive. This is a document which examines in great detail as to the sorts of ‘life or death’ treatments that you do or do not want your Attorney to permit on your behalf. This is done in consultation with your General Practitioner, who sits with you and after very specific discussions with you, marks off the treatments that you would wish to undergo and those you would not.
There is a separate fee that we will charge with respect to this document, and you are invited to call us to discuss the pros and cons of taking or not taking this step.
This document does not survive your death, as upon your death your Will is the document that deals with your Estate and the Attorney no longer has your authority to take any further action on your behalf (if the same person is your Attorney and the Executor of your Will, then his or her position changes at your death from Attorney to Executor).