Wills & Estates
Peace of mind and certainty about what happens to your assets in the event of your death is something most people wish for. Fourtree Lawyers can make sure that your family and loved ones are aware of what you would like to happen to your assets and in doing so minimise potential disputes over your estate after your death.
We can also help you with preparing a will and other documents that appoint someone to manage your financial affairs and make decisions about your care and welfare whilst you are alive but no longer capable of making decisions.
In some circumstances it may be appropriate to prepare a testamentary trust to ensure that your assets are adequately protected for your beneficiaries. This is a complex area of estate planning that requires careful and considered advice.
Fourtree Lawyers understand how confronting estate planning can be, especially when it involves blended or extended families. We will provide you with clear and practical options and will talk you through the alternatives with a focus on solving your estate planning questions.
We will listen to you first, review all of your concerns and create a tailored solution that makes your wishes clear, avoids confusion and conflict amongst your loved ones and is legally valid and binding.
We will ask you all the right questions to make sure you are aware of any potential pitfalls and have considered every possibility. We can prepare your Will in such a way to help protect your family from expensive estate litigation after your death and we can safely store your Will until it is needed in our safe custody vault.
When considering your Will, we strongly recommend that you put in place plans for any future incapacity through Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship documents. This will ensure that, if you become unable to make decisions about your finances, your medical treatment or living arrangements, then the person or persons who you trust to make these decisions can do so unhindered.
It is important to remember that you cannot give instructions to us after you’ve lost mental capacity. By then, it is too late. So, it is essential that you plan ahead and have everything in place sooner rather than later.
- Highly qualified wills & estates experts
- Sensitive & effective solutions
- Individual & personal attention
- Cost effective and timely outcomes
- Complete confidentiality
Wills & Estates matters we can help you with -
- STANDARD WILLS
- COMPLEX WILLS
- ENDURING POWER OF ATTORNEY
- ENDURING POWER OF GUARDIANSHIP
- ADVANCED HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE
- CONTESTED WILLS & ESTATES
- FAMILY PROVISION CLAIMS
- ESTATE PLANNING
- ESTATE ADMINISTRATION
- TESTAMENTARY TRUSTS
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