As the saying goes, there are only two things in life you can be certain of – death & taxes.
The reality is everyone who is eighteen years of age or older SHOULD make a Will regardless of how much money you have or how many assets you own.
Equally as important as your Will is an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA). Loss of capacity can happen to any of us at any time, whether by accident, injury or illness leaving us vulnerable and our interests at risk. An EPA authorises a trust person of your choosing to manage your Financial and Property matters.
We believe these are decisions only you should make NOT a government department. Making a Will & EPA keeps you in the driver’s seat for control of your affairs.
In the event you find you are an Executor of a Will, it may be necessary to apply to the Supreme Court for a Grant of Probate. Or you may have a family member who passes without a Will (Intestate) and an application may be necessary for Letters of Administration or Grant of Administration.
This can be an area of pitfalls and complications if you don’t know the procedure and ramifications of your actions. It is always best to seek legal advice and assistance.
We also have over 25 years experience in bringing and resisting claims by family members of a deceased, who believe they have been inadequately provided for in a Will.
For a Better Result……..to prepare your Will or EPA, or to administer or protect your estate contact rb lawyers.