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Empowering Your Future: Understanding Enduring Powers of Attorney

February 27, 2024

Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) In the journey of life, we encounter various uncertainties and challenges. It’s essential to plan for the future, not only for our well-being but also to ensure that our wishes are respected and upheld, especially when unforeseen circumstances arise. One powerful tool for such planning is the Enduring Power of … Read more

Who Can Witness Your Documents

August 25, 2023

A question we get asked a lot is ‘who can witness my estate planning documents?’ In this post we aim to outline in clear terms who can witness your documents.   Wills For your Will to be valid, it needs to be signed in front of two (2) witnesses. These witnesses need to be over … Read more

Electronic Witnessing of Wills and Powers of Attorney

October 20, 2021

Last year was a difficult year for Wills & Estates lawyers. When COVID-19 hit, lawyers had to work from home and could no longer have face-to-face meetings with their clients. A big problem quickly arose, how could our clients sign their Wills in front of two witnesses when they were unable to leave their homes … Read more

Guardianship of your children

September 6, 2021

Something a lot of clients seem to struggle with is naming the guardian of their children, a great way to do it would be to make a list of the following: What are your values? What are your children’s critical needs? What are the logistical preferences? Who are the available people? Once you have listed … Read more

Advance Care Directive – Part 2 – Instructional Directives

July 12, 2018

An Instructional Directive should only be completed if you know exactly what you want, or don’t want, in the future in respect to medical treatment. An Instructional Directive is a statement of your medical treatment decision and takes effect as if you had consented to, or refused, the medical treatment. The instructional directive will include … Read more

Advance Care Directive – Part 1

July 2, 2018

We often mention Appointment of Medical Treatment Decision Maker documents in our Estate Planning discussions. The Appointment of Medical Treatment Decision Maker (AMTDM) is the document under which you can appoint a person to make medical decisions on your behalf when you no longer have the capacity to make those decisions on your own. An … Read more