|The death of a family member or close
friend is always distressing.
It can also be made worse by the uncertainty involved in
sorting out the deceased's financial affairs. Executors have
responsibilities that must be exercised properly and
beneficiaries have expectations that will need to be managed
Making a will involves making important decisions
about the future. It is important to consider who you wish
to benefit from and who should be responsible for the
administration of your affairs. We will guide you through
the will making process and then proceed to draft and
execute the documents required. It is important to review
your will annually and if you require any changes to be made
then please contact us.
Powers of Attorney
An Enduring Power of Attorney is a legal document
that covers and nominates a person to manage your financial
affairs in certain circumstances, in particular, if you
become incapacitated. It is important because, even though
you may have chosen an executor for a will, the will has no
effect until you pass away, whereas the Enduring Power of
Attorney allows for management of your affairs by your chosen
person while you are still alive but going through a period
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In some cases where it was not possible to have an
enduring power of attorney made, relatives of a person may
have to apply to be appointed as controller of their affairs if
the person is no longer capable of managing by his or herself .
We have considerable experience handling these applications and
can guide you through what can seem like a complex process.
Probate and Administration of Estates
The death of a family member or close friend is always
distressing. We try to deal with such cases in a sensitive
manner. If the deceased left a will, then we can obtain the
Grant of Probate for the Executor of the will. Executors
have responsibilities that must be exercised properly and we
can assist in the administration of the estate to the
beneficiaries on their behalf.
If the deceased did not leave a will, then we can apply
for the Letters of Administration of Estate and can administer
the estate according to the laws of intestacy.