What can you do if you are left out of a Will?

The loss of a family member is always a difficult time, but it can become more distressing to learn that you have not been included in the Will. Generally, a person may leave their assets to whomever they wish. However, the law recognises that there are those who...

Dealing with Deceased Estates

Being the executor in a deceased estate After a person dies someone has to look after the assets of that person and pay the person’s debt. Although the person is no longer here, his or her affairs must be finalised and the person to finalise the affairs is...

Top 6 Powers of Attorney Questions

A Power of Attorney is a legal document that gives a trusted person, the legal authority to act for you, and to make legally binding decisions on your behalf.  If you do not have a Power of Attorney then you should contact us and find out more. Below are 6 top...

Making a Will if capacity is in question

It is well known that a Will is a legal document which sets out how a person wants their assets to be distributed once they die. If you are over the age of 18 you can make a Will – provided you have capacity. In general terms a person will have the necessary...

Testamentary Trust and Capital Gains Benefits

  Testamentary trusts can be very effective estate planning tools to assist in providing for spouses, children and grandchildren, and are becoming increasingly popular as more people become aware of their advantages. A Testamentary Trust is any trust established...

What is Estate Planning ?

Estate Planning is an overarching term which is used to describe the steps and strategies that you put in place to structure your affairs during your lifetime to account for illness or disability which may affect your income, loss of legal capacity, health decisions,...