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Whether newly married, just bought a house, starting a family or blending one, downsizing, upsizing or just thinking about the future, it is important to have an up to date and valid will that makes your intentions clear.
The formalities associated with making a valid will, the changing nature of family relationships and modern asset diversity mean that very careful consideration should be given to the way in which your will is drafted. You should understand what the provisions of your Will mean for your beneficiaries and the nature of potential claims against your estate.
Why have a solicitor draft your will? Can’t you just write your own?
Because a valid, well drafted will provides you with peace of mind and certainty.
At the Law Office of Conrad Curry, we will ensure that you have expert legal advice to make fully informed decisions about how your Will should be drafted. We will advise in relation to the incidence of taxation for your estate and beneficiaries and where possible ensure the protection of your assets from claims by disgruntled family members.
Your Will is one of the most important documents you will ever sign. It is important that you have expert legal advice to ensure your wishes are met and your estate is preserved for your loved ones.
Is anything more important than choosing who will make financial and healthcare decisions for you when you are unable to?
The appointment of Attorneys and Guardians should ensure that people of your choosing are appointed to make the important legal and health decisions for you during your life when you are incapable of doing so yourself.
Your documents should also ensure that proper direction is given to your representatives for the conduct of your affairs.
All too often lawyers are remiss in ensuring appropriate powers and restrictions are incorporated into the Power of Attorney and Appointment of an Enduring Guardian. Consideration must be given to the particular needs of clients to ensure that the powers are designed to meet a person’s specific needs.
The law is complex particularly with respect to end of life care. You should be comfortable that you have advice from a professional who has expert knowledge.
Conrad and the team can prepare documents that appoint a nominated person(s) to make these decisions on your behalf.
While one of our solicitors is preparing your will have them also prepare your Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship
So you are an executor of a will and your appointee has passed away … what now?
There are serious consequences for executors who misdeal with estate assets.
It is extremely important that you have the best legal advice you can get.
The Law Office of Conrad Curry can apply for Probate in the Supreme Court of NSW and for applications for Letters of Administration in the event of a person dying without a will, as well as administration of the estate.
There are serious consequences for executors who deal with estate assets prior to a grant of probate, or who inappropriately deal with assets, let them waste or profit from assets personally.
We can also assist when there is a dispute with respect to the distribution of the estate.
If you have a question on Wills, Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship, Probate and Estate Management please contact us today.