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April 13th 2012
Wills, powers of attorney & other difficult stuff

What is an "enduring power of attorney"? Do you need a Will? When are you deemed a "defacto"? "If you can't decide, who chooses your nursing home? These are just some of those difficult questions many of us might prefer to ignore but as we all "get on", become increasingly unavoidable. That's why an information night and discussion with solicitors who can help, is planned on Magnetic Island next Tuesday.

There are lots of tricky questions to consider when it comes to those later life situations and, because nobody knows exactly when their time is up, there is every reason younger people should be clued up too.

Here are some more ponderables which will be discussed at next week's meeting.

Do I need an Advance Health Directive?
How do I arrange the best asset protection for my family?
What if my son/daughter is going through a messy divorce?
What does an Executor of my Will have to do?
Do my children need Wills?
Who receives the death benefit from my super fund if I die?
Why is my daughter’s death benefit of $300,000.00 payable to her live-in boyfriend of 6 weeks, if she dies?
My partner of many years has died – what do I need to change?

Whatever your age – if any of these questions strike a chord with you – come to the information night and discussion evening at the RSL Hall, Bright Ave, Arcadia on Tuesday 17th April at 7.15pm.

This is a free event organised by Magnetic Island Community Development Association and presented by solicitors Heather Humphries and Patrick Sutton. If you are interested then bring your questions with you.

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Wills, powers of attorney & other difficult stuff
April 12th 2012
Islanders might be interested to know that the Public Trustee, in Flinders St, Towsville, prepares wills free of charge and will also prepare a Power of Attorney, at no cost (due to the island being affected by cyclone Yassi).
With the will, it means that the Public Trustee acts as executor of the will, which will cost at an amount depending on the complexity of the estate, but then so do private solicitors.

What do you think? Send us your comments.

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