Estate planning is the process of ensuring your family or loved ones are covered for the future.
Our lawyers at Platinum Lawyers are dedicated to ensuring the our clients estates are planned, managed, and distributed in the manner that they intended.
We can advise on and prepare across a range of issues, such as:
- Making or changing a Will, Power of Attorney, or Advance Healthy Directive;
- Applying for Probate or Letters of Administration;
- Advising and assisting in the administration of an Estate;
- Estate Disputes and Estate Litigation.
A few factors make a Will valid. Firstly, the person making the Will must hold the legal capacity to do so. The Will must also be correctly signed, witnessed, bound and show no evidence of tampering. If there is any doubt or potential for dispute as to your mental competence, you should get a doctor’s confirmation of your capacity to make the Will and include it with your Will.
While there is no legal obligation to make a will,it is of the upmost importance, to ensure that your family members and loved ones are properly provided for upon your passing.
Failing to have a properly drafted will means your wishes and intentions may not be carried out. It may also increase the costs significantly of your Estate administration and distribution.
For further information about how Platinum Lawyers can assist you, please click the following link: Estate Planning – Wills
Powers of Attorney
A Powers of Attorney allows you to appoint someone you trust to act on your behalf if you find yourself unable to act on your own behalf. Everyone over the age of 18 should have a Power of Attorney.
Before signing a power of attorney document, and before accepting appointment as an attorney, it is very important that you understand the true ramifications and legal limits on the powers you are giving.
And if things go wrong, you need to know how to recover money lost or misappropriated.
For further information about how Platinum Lawyers can assist you, please click the following link: Estate Planning – Powers of Attorney