The NSW Trustee and Guardian will hold a Plan Ahead Day at Woy Woy Courthouse on Tuesday, February 12.
A day enables local residents to make or update their will or power of attorney documents with expert help from NSW Trustee and Guardian.
“We have seen many different situations and people in a range of family circumstances, so we are well experienced to help and offer advice on estate planning,” said Mr Brett Bennie from the service’s Newcastle office.
“Without a will, items of monetary and sentimental value may not be distributed as you may have wanted,” Mr Bennie said.
“It is also important your will is kept up-to-date as your life circumstances change, for example, when you get married, purchase a business or property, get divorced, or have children,” he said.
“A power of attorney should also come hand-in-hand with a will, as it allows you to appoint an attorney to manage financial and legal affairs such as paying bills and signing documents if you are unable to manage these affairs yourself or lose the mental capacity to make decisions for yourself in the future.”
Bookings are essential and can be made through NSW Trustee and Guardian’s website.
Mr Bennie said the NSW Trustee and Guardian had been making wills and powers of attorney and administering estates for the people of NSW for over 100 years and during that time written more than one million wills.
Media release, 31 Jan 2018
Georgina Grimekis, The D’Arcy Partnership