Wills and Estates
Powers of Attorney and Guardianship
Powers of Attorney and Guardianship are becoming increasingly important instruments as we live longer but without necessarily retaining our legal capacity to make our own decisions. They are also important documents for younger people to consider because injury or illness can deprive a person of legal capacity at any time. The two powers that can be granted to your Attorney and financial decision making powers and medical decision making powers.
The Legal Practitioners’ Liability Committee has also published some useful guides for executors and beneficiaries which you may view via the links below.
You should also seek to update your Will at least every five years. Many people are unaware that marriage or re-marriage nullifies your existing Will and fresh Wills must be made with your new partner. For further information on these matters or how to wind up a deceased estate, please contact our office.