Getting Your Affairs in Order
WILLS, POWER OF ATTORNEY AND PROBATE
WHO WILL MAKE DECISIONS FOR YOU?
Everyone needs to be prepared and have their ‘affairs in order'. At Williams Hunt & Bett we take future thinking seriously to ensure you have valid legal documents and peace of mind.
Wills and Power of Attorney
It is essential to have Powers of Attorney in place to authorise trusted relatives to deal with your financial, personal and medical affairs in the event of an illness or accident rendering you unable to make these important decisions.
It is vital to have a properly drawn Will in place to ensure your wishes are clear and that your Estate can be properly administered in the best interests of your family in the event of your death.
There will be important tax and superannuation issues you need to consider when making a Will.
Good Succession Planning is important. Estates are getting larger and there are inevitably a range of complex interests and issues to balance and address properly. It is more important than ever to have access to good advice early.
Succession Planning for farming families has particular challenges and can often be difficult and sensitive. We are here to guide you.
Administering the Estate
We will establish the need to apply for a Grant of Probate, and also apply for a Grant of Probate of a Will following death. The Grant of Probate is a document issued by the Supreme Court of Victoria, authorising your Executors to deal with the administration of your Estate right through to distribution of the proceeds of your Estate amongst your beneficiaries.
+ Administering Estates;
+ Enduring Powers of Attorney;
+ Medical Treatment Decision Maker;
+ Probate and Letters of Administration Applications;
+ Testamentary Trust Wills;
+ Will Disputes and Estate Litigation.
Compassion & Experience
Williams Hunt & Bett deal with these matters on a daily basis with compassion and experience. Please feel free to contact one of our experienced staff to discuss any future planning matters.