The passing of a family member is never an easy time, but it can be made even more difficult in the event of disputes over last wishes, funeral arrangements and finances.
It is important for your own peace of mind, and that of your loved ones, to get your legal affairs in order.
Making a Will allows you to prevent disputes over your funeral (including costs and burial or cremation), organise your assets (who they are left to and in what degree) and decide who cares for your dependents, whether they are children or pets.
Through your Will, your wishes are clear. Any ambiguity or unknown factors leading to disputes are no longer a concern, risk is minimised and your loved ones are protected.
This article from the Sydney Morning Herald discusses a man whose family battled over where he was buried, and another whose headstone was replaced because his family didn’t agree with his wishes. It highlights the many benefits of properly planning arrangements for the future to avoid disputes.
Martin Bullock Lawyers are experts in drafting of Wills, Powers of Attorney and Appointment of Guardian. For more information about these important documents, have a read of our Wills & Estates page.
If you need to get your affairs in order and want to help your family plan for the future, call Greg Martin or Jacqueline Wainwright on 02 9687 9322 to organise a consultation.