On the seventh day of Christmas........ are your estate planning matters in order prior to the silly season?

Posted on 13 December 2012

With the fast pace of our lives we often leave some of the most important things to the last minute or to another day when we think we will have time to deal with it. However now is the perfect time to attend to those all important matters which you have neglected, such as creating or updating your Will, Power or Attorney and Enduring Guardianship.

It is important to have a well drafted Will in order to:

  • Ensure that your wishes are clear;
  • Decide what you want to happen with your hard earned money;
  • Keep heirlooms in the family;
  • Make sure that your children are looked after;
  • Effect appropriate financial & tax planning;
  • Look after your family and loved ones;
  • Avoid family squabbles and disputes;
  • Avoid the delay, stress & cost of resolving disputes;
  • Reduce the heartache for your family and provide peace of mind.

It Is Important to have a well Drafted Power of Attorney in order to:

  • Ensure that you have appointed someone you trust to be able to act on your behalf for legal and financial matters, if you are unable;
  • Effect appropriate financial & tax planning;
  • Look after your family and loved ones, by providing peace of mind that all your legal matters are in order;
  • Avoid the delay, family squabbles, stress & cost of resolving disputes as to who will act on your behalf;

It Is Important to have a well Drafted Enduring Guardian in order to:

  • Ensure that you have appointed someone you trust to be able to make decisions for you and on your behalf in relation to your health & welfare, if you are unable;
  • Ensure that your wishes are clear, in terms of what health and welfare decisions are made for you;
  • Look after your family and loved ones, by providing peace of mind that all your legal matters are in order;
  • Avoid the delay, family squabbles, stress & cost of resolving disputes as to who will act on your behalf.
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