PERSONAL

Wills & Enduring Powers of Attorney

Talk to McVeagh Fleming about how we can help ensure your family’s needs are taken care of after you have gone.

Wills

Creating a new Will to ensure that your loved ones receive the appropriate portions of your estate in the event of your death is highly recommended because it can avoid family disputes, delays and expenses to your family once you are gone.

It is also essential to update your Will upon marriage or separation or any other significant change in your circumstances. You may also wish to appoint a testamentary guardian to look after your children. We have the experience and expertise to create a Will which reflects your needs and will provide for your family in the future per your wishes.

Enduring Power of Attorney

Many clients also wish to prepare Enduring Powers of Attorney. These provide directions on who should take care of your property and personal welfare if you are incapacitated. Carefully drafted Enduring Powers of Attorney can remove the need to apply for Protection of Personal Property Rights orders later.

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March 2020

Getting on Top of Your Legal Affairs – What you Could do During the Lockdown Period

During this unprecedented and unsettling time, there is an opportunity here to take advantage of the phone calls and emails slowing down (for some) and use your time to address those things you have been putting off – a bit like that painting job most people have been meaning to get to.
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March 2020

Wills for the Lockdown

Can a Will be made from within the Covid-19 virus enforced bubble of self-isolation and social distancing? Extreme events call for extreme challenges and measures no more so than for making a Will right now when the testator is in isolation and no independent witnesses are in the room. Clearly an issue particularly for someone elderly or ill and delay is a concern.
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March 2020

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