A Will lays out what will happen to your assets and debts when you pass away. It gives one or more persons the control of managing your wishes and distributing your estate, and you can decide who should benefit from your estate. You can choose to leave someone out of your Will, but this can be difficult depending on who they are.
It is important to draft a valid Will that clearly outlines your last wishes as otherwise this burden will fall to your family and loved ones.
Powers of Attorney
A Power of Attorney gives another person, or multiple people, decision making power over your financial and/or personal affairs while you are still alive. A Power of Attorney can be for a set task or time period, such as enabling someone to sign real estate contracts on your behalf. It can also start immediately or when you lose the capacity to make decisions.
A Medical Treatment Decision Maker sets out who will make medical decisions for you if you are unable to do so. It does not take into account your views and wishes about your medical treatment.
An Advance Care Directive can specify your preferences for your future medical treatment and who will make those decisions.
Our lawyers provide guidance and advice to help you decide which of these documents are best for you and how to set them up in a way which reflects your wishes.
We provide free storage for original documents to ensure they remain safe and secure until they are required.