Wills, Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship

Wills, Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship

Do you know what type of will you need?
Do you know what happens to your assets if you die without a valid will?
Do you know what happens if your executor dies before you do?
What happens if someone challenges your will?

If you are unsure of the answers to these questions then our specialist team can help you make the right decisions and ensure you have a Will customised to meet your specific needs.

Most people are aware of the need for a Will, so that in the event of their death, their estate will be distributed according to their wishes. However, many do not "get around" to it.
If a person dies without having made a valid Will, that person is said to have died "intestate". Their estate is then distributed according to the rules of intestacy, which frequently do not accord with what they would have wished.

Even when there is a valid Will in existence, certain things may affect the validity of the Will. For example, marriage can revoke a Will. Therefore, it is always important to keep your Will up to date.

CVC Law can assist in the drafting and preparation of your Will and can provide advice in regard to estate planning. Most people will not require any more than a simple document to express their wishes, however, more complex documents can be drafted to accommodate people with large or complex estates.

With the right Will and a competent executor you can help secure your family and beneficiaries' future at a vulnerable time.

Call 02 4226 4222 to book a confidential appointment or complete our online appointment form.

General Power of Attorney

Have you assigned a Power of Attorney?

If you do not have a Power of Attorney your assets may need to be managed by a Government office and the cost can be significant.
A General Power of Attorney authorises another person (such as a family member, friend or professional adviser) to manage your assets in the event of an unforeseen accident or severe incapacity. It will only allow them to act for you in regard to financial matters and will only be valid while you are capable of understanding the nature and effect of decisions and able to communicate decisions in some way. If you lose this capacity, the general power of attorney is automatically revoked. If you wish someone to continue to act as attorney even if you lose capacity, then an Enduring Power of Guardianship should be used.

CVC Law can advise you who to appoint and make the arrangements.

Call 02 4226 4222 today for a confidential appointment or complete our online appointment form.

Enduring Power of Guardianship

An Enduring Power of Guardianship has certain benefits over and above that of a General Power of Attorney. An Enduring Power of Guardianship continues to be valid and effective even if you are incapable of making decisions on your own behalf. Furthermore, it gives the attorney power to make decisions not only about financial matters but also personal matters such as:

  • healthcare decisions
  • consent for medical treatment
  • admission to a nursing home

An Enduring Power of Guardianship authorises someone you trust to make those hard decisions that you cannot lawfully make because you lack capacity.

CVC Law can advise you who to appoint and make the arrangements.

Call (02) 4226 4222 today for a confidential appointment or complete our online appointment form.

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