Why bother with an Enduring Power of Attorney or Advance Care Directive?

If you are incapable of making your own decisions and you do not have these documents in place the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT), now incorporates the Guardianship Board may become involved. This makes it a lot more difficult for loved ones you leave behind. In relation to an Advance Care Directive if [...]

By |2018-01-30T05:00:39+00:00January 30th, 2018||0 Comments

What is an Advance Care Directive?

An Advance Care Directive allows you to record your wishes and instructions for your future health care, end of life, preferred living arrangements and other personal matters. An Advance Care Directive also allows you to appoint one or more Substitute Decision-Makers to make these decisions if you are unable to do so. An Advance Care [...]

By |2018-01-30T04:59:28+00:00January 30th, 2018||0 Comments

What is an Enduring Power of Attorney?

An Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) operates even though you may be legally incapacitated (i.e. lose the ability to make your own decisions). For example, become senile, suffer from dementia, suffer from a brain injury, mental disorder, intellectual impairment, stroke, and no longer able to communicate.

By |2018-01-30T04:58:46+00:00January 30th, 2018||0 Comments

What is probate?

Probate is the legal process of proving that a will is valid. Sometimes probate may not be necessary. It is best to check with us first. Most certainly if a house is in the deceased’s sole name, probate will be required before the house can be distributed.

By |2018-01-30T04:52:13+00:00January 30th, 2018||0 Comments

When should I review my will?

Your will should be reviewed every 2-3 years or when your personal circumstances change. This includes: a change in your relationship status (e.g. marriage, separation and divorce), birth of children or grandchildren, purchase and sale of property, death or change of relationship with beneficiary or death or change of relationship with executor.

By |2018-01-30T04:51:07+00:00January 30th, 2018||0 Comments
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