Have you organised your Will or Power of Attorney for yourself or the person you care for? Or do you have these, however, would like to update these?
Are you wondering where to start, or what’s involved?
Planning in advance of death or the possibility of incapacity during our lifetime is crucial but sometimes hard to start. By working out your estate plan, you will have to make decisions about what you would like to happen to you and your assets should you no longer have capacity to handle your own affairs. If you already have a Will and Power of Attorney, it is good to check that this is up to date and reflective of your current day wishes.
Join Carers ACT for a presentation on Wills and Power of Attorney by Emma Bragg, solicitor in a private practise for Tetlow Legal*. Emma is the Acting Chair of the ACT’s Law Society’s Elder Law and Succession Law Committee and will provide this session so that you can complete these documents and have peace of mind about your estate.
In the session, you will examine Wills in detail, including:
- What is a Will?
- Why should you make a Will?
- Who can make a Will?
- What are the requirements for a valid Will?
- What if you have assets overseas?
- What should you consider when making your Will?
- How do you revoke a Will?
You will also examine, Powers of Attorney in detail, including:
- What is the difference between a general Power of Attorney and an Enduring Power of Attorney?
- What are the various names given to these documents across Australia?
- Who can be appointed as an Attorney and how are they appointed?
- What art the types of decisions that an Attorney can make?
- When does a person have ‘impaired decision-making capacity’
Registration is essential through the link below. Carers ACT will be live streaming this session. If you are unable to attend on the day but would like to watch the live stream of the session from your electronic device (such as mobile phone, tablet, or computer), please register a “Streaming” ticket. If you select a “Streaming” ticket, you will receive a separate email at least two days prior to the advertised date and time with a link to click on the session.
By attending and participating in this session, you consent to video, images and audio of yourself and those you are responsible for being used in this manner. As this session is being live streamed, participants are reminded to arrive before or on time. The session will commence once the facilitator is available and as close to the advertised time.
If you are unable to attend on the day please notify us as soon as possible by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 6296 9982. You may also change your ticket to a “Streaming” ticket, if this is more suitable to you.