Wills, Probate, Powers of Attorney & Guardianship appointments – documents that each of us should have to protect us when we are vulnerable (not capable of looking after our own affairs) & to ensure that our hard-earned assets pass after our death to those we would like to have them, including advice on how to arrange your assets now so that the wishes you express in your will can be put into effect. Probate & estates services assist executors to carry out their duties under a will, & helping families to sort out the deceased’s affairs where no will can be found.
Should I make a will? Yes. It is essential to make a will if you are concerned about who will receive your assets & belongings after you die. It is particularly important to make a will if you have a family or other dependants.
Even if you are married with dependants you need a will. If husband & wife are killed together, for instance in a motor accident, the older person is normally presumed to have died first. If you were the younger person, you might have inherited assets from your spouse – even though you were by then dead – but if you had not made a will your assets would be distributed under a rigid formula regardless of what you might have wished.
Higgins & Dix – Lawyers & Conveyancers – greater Port Macquarie area, Mid North Coast NSW – can help & advise you about Wills, Probate, Powers of Attorney & Guardianship appointments. Contact us today.