Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney
Do you have a Will? Do you need one when you are separated? Does your old one still work if you have separated?
What happens if you died and the house is in joint names? Do you want your ex-partner to receive the whole property?
What about your Enduring Power of Attorney? Is your ex still the person you would like to see managing you affairs if you were too ill to do so? You may need a new Will as soon as possible.
And if you die, do you want your ex to get your estate and manage your affairs? Chances are, if you have been married and have property, a Will, or an Enduring Power of Attorney with your ex partner named in it, you need to address these matters urgently.
We can sever the joint tenancy so that your house or land does not automatically go to your ex (they don’t have to sign a thing). You should consider a new Will (at least a basic one) and an updated Enduring Power of Attorney.
Also what about your superannuation? It doesn’t go according to your Will every time. All Superannuation Trust deeds are different. Sometimes they are not distributed in accordance with your Will. You need to contact your Super fund immediately if there is a chance you have named your ex as a beneficiary.
We can help you with this.
It is impossible to imagine every circumstance that readers of this page may face. Your case must be considered individually.
Contact us at Journey Family Lawyers and ask about your circumstances if you have any concerns. We prepare straight forward wills for clients in an easy, 3 step process. It takes about an hour of your time, and you can know your family will be cared for if the worst should happen.