Planning for the future is important; it gives you peace of mind that your loved ones are taken care of.
A professionally written will ensures that family members are provided for, whilst also reducing the likelihood of any disputes arising regarding your estate.
If you wish to leave your property to particular people after you pass away, you should do so in a valid will. As an experienced wills and estate lawyer, Terry Johnson will be able to work with you to draft a document that meets your wishes.
If you are searching for a reliable wills lawyer in Canberra Civic, Forde or Gungahlin, get in touch today.
Probate lawyers can assist in the case of estate disputes
While carefully prepared wills generally reduce the chance of disputes arising, the reality is they can still occur.
In some cases, a person may challenge what they perceive to be an unfair will; in this situation, probate lawyers are necessary. Whether you are disputing a will or need to defend your legal entitlement, Terry Johnson can assist in reaching a fair resolution for those in Gungahlin, Forde and Canberra areas. While most disputes can be settled out of court via mediation, court documents and court appearances can be organised if required.
Power of attorney
If you wish to appoint somebody to look after your affairs when you go overseas, or if you should become very ill or lose capacity, you can do so by creating a power of attorney. This formal document gives a family member or friend the power and authority to make legally binding decisions on your behalf.
General power of attorney is used when you need to appoint someone to make decisions for a specific time period – for example, if you go overseas. This agreement is used while you are still able to make your own decisions and ends when you lose this capacity. If you are planning to appoint someone to act on your behalf in the event that you lose your own decision-making capacity, enduring power of attorney is used instead.