Wills, Probate, Powers of Attorney & Guardianship
The Value of a Will
The value of a will is underestimated. The reality is that if you have family and assets, you should have a will to determine who receives those assets and in what proportions. For peace of mind contact us today and arrange an appointment to prepare your will.
Once a person has passed away the executor is responsible for obtaining a Grant of Probate. Probate is the process by which a will is proven in Court. Mersal & Associates we can assist, advise and act in obtaining a grant of Probate. We are experienced at both contested and uncontested probate and administration applications.
Power of Attorney
A Power of Attorney is a grant of authority that permits another person to make financial decisions on your behalf. If for example you are unable to pay the electricity bill because you are away or in hospital or lack mobility, you can grant authority to another person to pay the bill on your behalf. Depending on your circumstances you may need an enduring Power of Attorney.
For elder members of the community it also is important that a “trusted” friend or relative hold an Enduring Guardianship. This will permit that person to make decisions about your health and welfare but only when you are unable to do so for yourself. It should be noted that a Power of Attorney does not provide the authority to make these decisions.
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