WILLS, ENDURING POWERS OF ATTORNEY & ESTATE PLANNING
A valid Will and Estate Planning completed by an experienced solicitor will ensure that your loved ones are cared for after your death. However, it is equally important to ensure that medical and financial decisions are made by people you trust should you become incapacitated during your life time by having Enduring Powers of Attorney. Let Taylor Stratmann Lawyers assist you in this area.
Having a properly drafted Will can be the difference between your wishes being carried out the way you would like and the potential for your Will being challenged after your death. At Taylor Stratmann Lawyers we pride ourselves on giving in depth advice on how to achieve the outcomes you desire and minimise the risk of challenges to your estate. Considerations such as the guardianship of young children and providing for other dependants as well as discussing the appointment of executors are important elements of a Will. At Taylor Stratmann Lawyers we encourage all our clients to have a valid and current Will.
Estate Planning (or Succession Planning) is more than just writing a Will. It is an opportunity, especially for those with business interests, large pastoral properties and trusts to ensure that you have properly considered and planned how these assets will be distributed and managed into the future. At Taylor Stratmann Lawyers we work with you and your accountant to develop an Estate Plan that incorporates your unique circumstances and future retirement plans.
Enduring Powers of Attorney
Enduring Powers of Attorneys, also known as EPA’s are documents that enable you to appoint an individual of your choosing to make medical and /or financial decisions on your behalf during your lifetime should you be unable to do so. Circumstances such as reduced mental capacity or ability due to an accident or illness is commonly when an Attorney may be called upon to make decisions. As such an Attorney may make decisions in regards to medical treatment, management of bank accounts, assets and so forth. This is an important addition to your legal documentation that should be considered when making a Will because this person will have the authority to make decisions on your behalf. Nominating a trusted person of your choosing can give you comfort that the decisions being made on you behalf are being made by someone with your best interests in mind.
Make an appointment with one of our solicitors to ensure you are properly prepared.