Killen & Associates offers one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to obtain a will, power of attorney, or appointment of enduring guardian in the Bathurst area.
We can assist you with:
Drafting and updating wills
Drafting and updating Enduring Powers of Attorney and Appointments of Enduring Guardian
Applying for Probate or Letters of Administration
Advice on intestate estates (where a person has died without leaving a will)
Estate litigation in the Supreme Court including advising and acting for claimants and executors in relation to family provision claims under the Succession Act 2006
Wills - We always recommend keeping your will up to date as it makes distributing your estate far easier on your beneficiaries in what is already a hard enough time as it is.
Probate - Killen & Associates can help you apply to the Supreme Court of NSW for Probate in instances where there is a valid will and you have been nominated as Executor of that will. The Supreme Court can then grant probate which authorises you to distribute the deceased estate in accordance with the provisions of the will.
Letters of Administration - In the some-what complicated event that a valid will has not been left, Killen & Associates can assist you with applying for Letters of Administration to the Supreme Court of NSW. In these circumstances, there is legislation that details how an estate may be distributed and by whom. The Supreme Court can appoint an Administrator to distribute the estate under the Wills, Probate and Administration Act 1898.
Family Provision - If you expected to be a beneficiary of a will but have not been provided for, you can make a claim against the distribution of any estate under the Succession Act 2006, provided you can clearly set out reasons as to why you should be considered a beneficiary of the deceased estate.
Enduring Power of Attorney - This is as important for life planning as making a Will. An Enduring Power of Attorney is a legal document where you appoint a person of your choice to manage your assets and financial affairs if you are unable to do so due to illness, an accident or your absence.
Appointment of Enduring Guardian - Many people do not consider what will happen if they find themselves unable to make lifestyle and medical decisions due to illness or accident. An Appointment of Enduring Guardian is a legal document appointing someone to make lifestyle, health and medical decisions for you when you are not capable of doing this for yourself. Your Enduring Guardian may make decisions such as where you live, what services are provided to you at home and what medical treatment you receive. Enduring Guardianship only comes into effect if or when you lose capacity and will only be effective during the period of incapacity. It is a good way to plan for the future, particularly for unforeseen situations.