While everyone always hopes to live as long and full a life as they can, it is never possible to predict when you might pass away, or if an accident or illness could prevent you from making the right decisions. So, it is important to prepare a legal Will, so that your Estate (your belongings, assets and finances) go to the people you want to have them, if you are no longer there to make sure that happens. To discuss your Estate Planning needs call us today on 02 8865 8833 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Will is one of the most vital kinds of legal documents. The law takes them very seriously and works to uphold every statement that they make. Every Will in NSW is assessed and safeguarded by the Supreme Court of NSW, so experienced advice is important in making Wills that will be clear and legally binding. That is what we can offer you at Mahony Family Lawyers, but most importantly, we also have the empathy to understand your family realities and to help you arrange a Will that reflects your wishes fairly.
It can be tragic and upsetting to think about a time when you may no longer be able manage your own personal and financial affairs, but taking steps now to appoint the person/s to make such decisions for you can give you peace of mind that your best interests will be taken care of.
An Enduring Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows you to nominate one or more persons to act on your behalf to deal with your legal and financial affairs if you were to lose mental capacity. Unlike a General Power of Attorney, an Enduring Power of Attorney only takes effect once you have lost mental capacity to manage your own affairs.
An Enduring Guardianship is similar to the Enduring Power of Attorney, however it relates to personal and health matters only. The types of decisions your Guardian can make under an Enduring Guardianship include where you may live, the services you need, what healthcare you receive or consenting to medical and dental treatment on your behalf. Like the Enduring Power of Attorney, the Enduring Guardianship will only come into effect once you have lost the mental capacity to make decisions for yourself.
Whether it is your first Enduring Power of Attorney or Enduring Guardianship or you wish to update or amend your current documents, Mahony Family Lawyers will be able to assist you to ensure that your loved ones will be legally able to make such decisions for you if or when the time comes.
For advice or assistance with any aspect of making an Enduring Power of Attorney, Enduring Guardianship, or Will, call us today on 02 8865 8833 or send us an email to email@example.com. We are always open to your enquiries.