WILLS, ENDURING POWERS OF ATTORNEY & ESTATE PLANNING
We aim to ensure a co-operative effort to make sure your wishes are reflected in the documents.
Planning for your family’s future after you die is a really important personal and legal task. If you take the time now to make an effective legally binding Will you can save your family personal and financial stress in what will undoubtedly be a difficult time for them.
In a round table meeting, we work out the best solutions with you and often prepare and finalise draft documents during the appointment. At every point of the process you can see what is happening and make decisions. We ensure that if you are incapacitated or die, responsible members of your family or associates stay in control.
We aim to make the process as easy as we can.
We provide you with a questionnaire to help you to sort out the issues, so that draft documents can be prepared in readiness for your appointment.
The Will is only proved through Court (probate) if absolutely necessary – otherwise we can save you costs with alternative approaches.
There is special attention to superannuation, trust and company assets, also special provisions for spouses.
Masons Solicitors can:
- Advise you in regard to estate and probate laws,
- Write a will that maximises the inheritance for your family,
- Set up family and testamentary trusts,
- Advise you in regard to choosing executors and guardians,
- Minimise the chance that your will is contested and subject to litigation,
- Refer you for independant taxtion and financial advice,
- Safely store your will and other important legal documents.
At the same time as considering your Will we strongly recommend that you also put in place plans for any future incapacity through an Enduring Power of Attorney and an Advance Health Directive. This will ensure that if you become unable to make decisions about your finances, your medical treatment or living arrangements then the person or persons who you trust to make these decisions can do so unhindered.