Life is unpredictable, and your whole world can change in an instant if you fall ill or sustain a serious injury. You certainly don’t want to think about your death when you’re in the prime of your life, but there are numerous good reasons to consult with an Adelaide estate planning lawyer as soon as possible.
It may be difficult to face your mortality, but the compassionate team at Genders & Partners will make the legal process of getting your affairs in order as easy as possible so that you can put this unpleasant task behind you and go back to living your life to the fullest.
What Does “Getting Affairs in Order” Mean?
An estate plan is generally made up of several legal documents that direct how you want your assets handled as well as how you will be cared for—both financially and medically—in the event that you can no longer make decisions for yourself, ie in the event of your incapacity or death.
Key documents in your estate plan include a Will, which typically names your beneficiaries and executor, details how your assets should be divided and dictates who should look after your children if they are under 18 when you die. Advance care planning is also part of estate planning, and your specialist estate planning lawyer will help you define your wishes regarding your medical care and finances through enduring Powers of Attorney and Anticipatory Care Directives documents.