Our estate planning services help you to ensure the administration of your finances are carried out according to your wishes, in the most efficient way, in the unfortunate event of your death.
This can range from just a simple Will to much more including appropriate asset protection strategies and setting up discretionary testamentary trusts within your Will to distribute your estate to your beneficiaries in a tax efficient manner, minimise the possibility of challenges to your Will, avoid family disputes and costly litigation, minimise capital gains tax, protect your estate from claims from divorce, bankruptcy or creditors.
A power of attorney only allows the attorney to act in relation to financial matters. It does not allow the attorney to make health or lifestyle decisions which includes whether they would like to live in a nursing home should they become incapacitated and unable to live in their home.
The appointment of an enduring guardian enables a person to appoint someone they trust to make personal and lifestyle decisions on his or her behalf. The appointment only comes into effect during those periods when you have the need of a guardian, that is when the you lack the capacity to make your own decisions.
The Process involves explaining the obligations and limits imposed on guardian, taking your instructions as to any instructions you wish to give to the guardian and drafting and finalising the .
The fixed fee for an Enduring Guardianship is $350.00.