When it comes to legal documents the everyday person will not know what is involved. As it isn’t a daily activity that you will do you are not expected to know all of which is involved. With a conveyancer in Campbelltown to take care of your will and estate, you’re guaranteed an experienced attorney that can ensure that everything is valid and that it complies with all current legislations.
With all your hard work in life, you want to make sure that your assets are taken care of after you have passed away. At wills and estate Campbelltown, a conveyancer can help you prepare your personal documents to ensure that your wishes are taken care of after your passing. A simple document is all that is needed unless there are complex issues to be addressed. It must be handwritten and signed by yourself and at least two witnesses. You must also be at least 18 years of age because you were signing a legal contract.
Wills and estate Campbelltown can appoint someone as power of attorney. This is giving them the legal authority to make important decisions for you. Power of attorney can be granted to one or more people and they must be at least 18 years of age. Usually, a power of attorney is appointed when a person has become incapable of making important decisions themselves any more. Eg the elderly or mentally unstable.
Wills and estate Campbelltown can help you with asset protection. This allows you to protect important assets that you own, such as, businesses, properties, or investments. All stepchildren, foster children, de facto relationships, and any other kind of factor need to be spelled out clearly in your will so that you can protect your assets against future claims.
When appointing a trustee you need to take careful consideration. You may choose one or more trustee if that is what you are wanting. Usually, family members are appointed as trustee but in the event that you do not have any family, you may choose to appoint a close friend or solicitor. Your choice should be someone that you can trust to carry out your wishes exactly how you want.
In the event that you feel that you were not taken care of properly in the distribution of the assets of your loved one, you can contest this in court. Wills and estate Campbelltown can contest this for you. To contest you must be an eligible person. Eligible persons include spouse, de facto partners, children, a former spouse, a dependent (or former) grandchild, parent or close friend that was living with the deceased.
The courts will consider if adequate provisions were given. These provisions are related to living, education, and advancement in life. You need to provide an affidavit outlining why it is you believe that you were not adequately taken care of. You have 12 months from the death to make a claim to contest.
When a person has passed you will need to apply for a probate. There are certain documents that need to be lodged with the courts to be granted probate. Wills and estate Campbelltown can assist with this process. It is important to have a probate as you will not be able to access bank accounts of the deceased or transfer property to the beneficiaries. Nursing homes will also not release funds until the probate is granted. A probate acts as proof that the trustee is authorized to deal with the deceased’s assets.
To get a full understanding of what services Wills and estate Campbelltown have to offer you are best giving them a call or checking out their website. You can then explore if they can offer assistance in this tough and stressful time.