Wills and Estates

Wills and Estates
Wills and Estates

One of the most important legal choices you will make is choosing to protect yourself and your loved ones now and in the future.

At Kinder Lawyers we are proud to offer superior Estate Planning and Administration, including the creation or refining of your legal Will and Powers of Attorney, and/or the establishment of a Family Trust.

Accessible, affordable and easy to understand, our experienced team offers comprehensive legal support and decision making during some of life’s most difficult moments. Thoughtfully guiding our clients through all aspects of your Will and Estate Planning, our team will help you articulate your chosen decisions, to protect your unique needs through secure documentation, to ensure your choices are clearly identified and legally protected. In addition to our team support, all details will be personally reviewed with David before they are finalized. This complete client service ensures all your wishes are thoroughly recognized, to give you the peace of mind you deserve.


Reviewing the Terminology

A Will is a written document that only comes into effect upon your death. Your Will clearly expresses your wishes for the division of your assets.

A Power of Attorney for Property is a written document in which you appoint a person to represent your financial assets in your absence or disability.

A Power of Attorney for Personal Care is a written document in which you appoint a person to speak on your behalf with your medical care team in the event of your physical or mental incapacity. A Power of Attorney becomes invalid upon your death.

Do you need a Will and Powers of Attorney?

In short, yes. All people, regardless of income, assets or savings need legal documentation to ensure their decisions are legally binding. Factors to consider when deciding to create a Will and Power of Attorney include:

  • Are your property and assets legally protected?
  • Who is designated to appoint the legal guardian of your children?
  • Does your partner have the same legally-recognized rights if you are not married?
  • Will your spouse automatically inherit your assets and represent your decisions in the event of your death or if you become incapacitated?
  • Do you want to plan for the division of your assets in the case of the death of you and your spouse?

Having a legal Will ensures your personal belongings and assets will go to the family or beneficiaries you designate. Without a Will and Powers of Attorney, your wishes may not be legally binding, resulting in the need to obtain government approval to distribute your assets. This can be a stressful and expensive process that may not result in your wishes being followed.

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Important facts to consider

  • A Will protects your right to choose your children’s guardian.
  • If you are newly married, your previous Will automatically becomes invalid.
  • If you are recently separated or divorced, your old Will may not reflect your current wishes.