At Beale Lawyers, we can provide a full range of services in respect to the growing area of estate planning. Whether this entails the preparation of a simple Will or more complicated arrangements involving testamentary and family trusts, we have the expertise to deal with your needs. We can also update your existing Will to deal with changing personal circumstances or changes in the law.
The firm’s principal Tom Beale has considerable experience in the area of wills and estate planning and can work in collaboration with your accountant and financial planner to make sure you have the most suitable arrangements to protect your wealth for your family and future generations. Tom has recently obtained a Graduate Diploma in Applied Laws (Wills and Estates) from the College of Law and is continuing his studies in this area with a view to obtaining a Masters degree. For more information about the making of a Will please see Information Sheet – Making a Will.
Enduring Power of Attorney and Appointment of Enduring Guardian
In addition, we can assist in drawing up an Enduring Power of Attorney and an Appointment of Enduring Guardian. These documents are now a common component of estate planning, and for elderly people in particular, are very useful in dealing with the unfortunately increasing occurrence of loss of mental capacity. These documents allow the person or persons appointed to make decisions on another person’s behalf. The Enduring Power of Attorney allows the appointed person to make legal and financial decisions while the Appointment of Enduring Guardian allows the appointed person to make lifestyle decisions on matters such as accommodation, health care and medical treatment. The two documents complement each other to some extent, so are usually made together at the same time. For more information about the making of an Enduring Power of Attorney please see Information Sheet – Power of Attorney. For more information about about the making of an Appointment of Enduring Guardian please see Information Sheet – Appointment of Enduring Guardian.
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