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Wills and Probate

Your legal will is one of the most important documents you will ever sign. It lays out your wishes to be put into effect after you have passed. It will create peace of mind for you and will give certainty and comfort to your family and beneficiaries.

A legal will is the best way to ensure your hard-earned property and other assets end up with the people you want to have them.

We will recommend an expert to prepare and advise you on your estate planning to ensure you get the best advice, with a plan that achieves your goals.

Canberra Wills and Probate

We will help you understand the importance of a legal will, and help you to make sure your wishes are properly recorded and enforceable after you have passed.

Make an appointment to talk to us about your family law requirements and we will recommend an appropriate wills and estates expert to support you. Call 02 6223 2400 or email us through our contact page.

For more information, visit the ACT Law Society’s wills information page

Power of Attorney

We can also prepare a power of attorney for you. This is a legal document that allows you to appoint the person (or persons) you choose to make decisions about financial matters including dealing with your income or assets if for whatever reason you are no longer able to do so yourself, for example because of illness or accident.

Similarly, we can arrange for:

  • An enduring power of attorney that allows you to appoint one or more people to make decisions about your medical treatment if you become mentally or physically incapable of deciding for yourself, or
  • an anticipatory direction which is a legal document that outlines your preferences for medical treatment if one day you cannot decide for yourself and can be used as a stand-alone document or alongside the medical power of attorney or and enduring power of guardianship.

These documents can be said to start immediately, or can be triggered by an event (e.g. your doctor reports that you are incapacitated).

They can be for 2 people acting together, or separately, or one after the other (i.e. if one cannot act, the second person starts to act).

These are useful documents to have so that in an emergency, there need not be a delay in getting funds to pay for medical expenses, or making an important medical decisions for you, in accordance with your wishes.

If you wish to discuss your options, call 02 6223 2400 or email us through our contact page.

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