Horizon Legal can help you with all your estate planning needs including:
- Enduring Powers of Attorney
- Enduring Powers of Guardianship
- Advance Health Directives
In Western Australia if you pass away without a will the courts will follow state law to distribute your estate regardless of what you have promised to your loved ones or how you intended your assets to be divided or to whom.
The issues surrounding intestacy can be confusing, frustrating, stressful and often-times expensive. An ambiguous, outdated or improper will can also present heartaches and headaches for those you’ve left behind.
Leaving a meaningful legacy for those you love can be both complex and emotional. At Horizon Legal we will walk you through the process and work closely with you to ensure your will accurately reflects your last wishes.
Enduring Power of Attorney
An enduring power of attorney is potentially one of the most important legal documents you’ll make in your lifetime. It gives another person (or people) or agent the legal power to make any financial or property decisions on your behalf.
This is particularly relevant where adult children need to manage their elderly or sick parents’ financial matters. It also applies to spouses or siblings, partners or friends.
Alzheimer, dementia, mental or physical incapacities are just some of the reasons you might need to give someone else the power to make decisions for you.
You may never need one. However, the problem you will face if you leave it until you do, is that you may not have the capacity to make one.
At Horizon Legal in Perth, we have seen the complications and stress loved ones endure when they have to go through the State Administrative Tribunal to be appointed their loved one’s Attorney in order to have the legal right to deal with their finances and take care of them.
At Horizon Legal we know that a valid Enduring Power of Attorney ensures that if or when the time comes, your financial and property matters will be in the hands of the person/s you most trust to do the best for you