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Wills and Enduring Power of Attorney

A Will sets out the manner in which your property is to be divided upon your passing. It provides you with an ability to control the distribution of your assets to those you wish, when you are gone. Regardless of how much or how little you have, leaving a valid Will ensures that your assets and family heirlooms go to the people that you have chosen. A well prepared will can also mitigate the likelihood of any family disputes arising in relation to your estate following your passing.

An Enduring Power of Attorney (“EPA”) operates during a person’s lifetime and allows you to appoint a person or multiple people (“Attorney’s) to act on your behalf should you be unable to do so yourself. Examples of this can include making medical decisions on your behalf if you are incapacitated & unable to make these decisions for yourself due to illness or injury. An EPA also permits your chosen Attorney to act on your behalf with regard to property and financial matters. An example of this may occur if you decided to sell your property whilst overseas. Your Attorney could enter into that transaction on your behalf provided that the EPA is registered. If you do not have an Enduring Power of Attorney, your loved ones may not be able to make decisions on your behalf.

Whether you need a Will or an EPA, we are able to execute one that best ensures that your wishes and interests are protected.