Having an effective estate plan not only sets your mind at ease but also offers legal and financial protection to yourself and your loved ones. A Will ensures that your estate is distributed in accordance with your wishes in the most effective and efficient manner. Call us and one of our lawyers will assist you with an explanation of the services listed below.
A current Will, prepared by a lawyer, ensures that your assets are distributed according to your wishes.
If you pass without a Will, the statutory rules of Intestacy will apply leaving the distribution of your estate out of your hands.
A Testamentary Trust protects your beneficiaries from creditors, predators, and the tax man. A trust can also offer protection to a vulnerable beneficiary, possibly against themselves.
A Power of Attorney allows you to grant a person of your choosing legal authority to make important legal and financial decisions on your behalf, in private affairs, business, or some other legal matter
An Enduring Guardianship is a formal legal document that allows you to appoint someone to make decisions on your behalf relating to lifestyle and medical issues.
An Advanced Health Care Directive records your directions for medical treatment (or the refusal of such) post a sudden accident, dementia, stroke or in the event you suffer a coma or similar condition, and no longer have capacity. Health professionals and family members have no authority to override a valid Advanced Health Care Directive.
A Family Provision Claim can be made to the Supreme Court within 12 months from the deceased’s death if you feel like you have not been adequately provided for in your loved one’s Will.
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