Wills, powers of attorney & enduring guardianships
Planning for the future is something that Paul Gowran & Co Solicitors is passionate about. Read the below frequently asked questions to help you decide what type of estate planning you require.
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No one likes to contemplate their own mortality but preparing for the future by getting important affairs in order can give you a sense of security. It also provides certainty for your friends and loved ones, relieving some of the stress at a time that’s already incredibly difficult.
While you may be in perfect health now, it’s always a good idea to prepare for the unexpected. By choosing who would make important decisions on your behalf if you were unable to do so, you have the peace of mind of knowing you’re always in good hands.
Should anything happen that would render you on life support, it’s vital to have your wishes made clear. If you’re against the idea of being kept on life support, then an enduring guardianship document should be drawn up as soon as possible. This will allow you to outline exactly what decisions you would like to be made in certain scenarios.
There are 2 key types of power of attorney: general and enduring. Enduring simply means it continues if you lose your mental capacity.
Powers of attorney can range from very limited, such as only to operating for a certain time while you are overseas, to very wide. The Power of Attorney Act 2003 allows you to place limits on your attorneys and these are choices you must make when having the power of attorney made.
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