Powers of attorney
We are living longer, families are widespread and there are more blended families, making sound legal advice more important than ever. It is important that your affairs are still able to be managed and kept under control, even though you may be unable to do this yourself.
You may be unable to sign a document because you are physically absent, in which case a conventional power of attorney will be sufficient to enable the attorney to act on your behalf. Should you be unable to act by reason of mental incapacity – whether because of accident, illness or the ageing process – an enduring power of attorney is necessary. It is essential that you grant your power of attorney before the time comes when you need to rely on it – by that time, it will be too late.
Wills, enduring powers of attorney, down sizing your home, buying into a retirement village or moving into rest home or residential care? The issues faced by seniors are evolving and today require specialised legal advice.
We’ll guide you through your options in a clear, comprehensive manner and ensure that you understand the best way to organise your property and personal affairs both now and in the future. It is always best to seek advice before illness or incapacity. However we can also assist if you have family members who become incapacitated without prior legal planning.
Our expertise includes:
- Rest Home and Residential Care Subsidies
- Retirement Village Advice
- Enduring Powers of Attorney
- Family Trust and Asset Protection