Wills, Estates & Powers of Attorney
Upon termination of a marriage, certain aspects of Wills and Powers of Attorneys are revoked. You should consider preparing a new Will and Powers of Attorney in order to reflect your changed circumstances. Berck Solicitors can assist you with this.
Your Will is an extremely important document and will ensure that, after your death, your assets are distributed in accordance with your wishes.
Your Will may state that your whole estate is to be left to one person or may contain specific bequests to multiple beneficiaries. You can indicate in your Will who you would wish to be the guardian of your infant children in the event of your death.
Your Will may also express your wishes in relation to any funeral service you may or may not desire and if you wish to be buried or cremated.
Your Will may also contain your wishes in relation to organ donation and philanthropic intent.
If you do not have a valid Will at the time of your death, your family and loved ones may suffer delays and increased legal costs in relation to the administration of your estate.
Powers of Attorney
The Powers of Attorney Act 1998 (Qld) implemented major changes to the ways in which Powers of Attorney may be given.
There are now several types of Powers of Attorney that may be used depending on your circumstances and needs. The type of Power of Attorney to suit your needs can be determined by consulting your solicitor.
The Powers of Attorney Act also introduced an Advanced Health Directive, wherein you can give directions about your future medical treatment should you lose the capacity to indicate your wishes.
In consultation with you, our solicitors can assist in preparing your new Will or Powers of Attorney.
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