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Wills & Estates

Signature Law can assist with all your estate planning needs. We advise clients on a vast range of documents to assist in ensuring protection of your assets and recognition of your wishes.

Power of Attorney

A power of attorney allows your appointed attorney to manage your financial affairs. This is particularly important in the event you are unable to do so due to disability or otherwise becoming unable to manage your finances yourself.

Ensuring you have a power of attorney will give you the benefit of knowing your crucial day to day financial tasks such as payment of bills, dealing with banks and dealing with property and superannuation issues, are managed by a trusted person.

Appointment of Enduring Guardianship

An appointment of enduring guardianship relates to medical decisions made on your behalf if you are unable to make these decisions yourself. The individual you appoint as guardian will be able to make decisions regarding your welfare when, because of disability and/or illness, you are no longer able to manage your health and lifestyle affairs.

Your appointment of enduring guardianship can also include advanced care directives.

Wills

Whether it be a simple will or more complex documents including trusts and other structures, Signature Law can advise you regarding all aspects of your will to assist in ensuring your wishes regarding your assets and how they pass on your death.

Having a will assists in ensuring a smooth process for those left behind on your death and for your assets to be distributed in accordance with your wishes with a view toward reducing the risk for family conflict.

Deceased Estates

Signature Law has the experience and expertise to assist clients dealing with a deceased estates. At such a difficult time for families, it is important to ensure you receive caring and clear legal advice regarding the estate. This may include making applications for Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration, the calling in and winding up of assets, recovery of debts payable to the deceased, superannuation claims and distributing an estate in accordance with the will or legislation.

Family Provision Claims

Where a person feels that that have not been adequately provided for or feel they should be provided with a share of a deceased estate, it may be appropriate to make a family provision claim.

We can assist executors and individuals through this complex area by defending estates or assisting applicants in making these claims or other inheritance disputes.

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