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Understanding Wills – What is a Will?

What is a will? It is commonly asked what is a will. A will is a document which expresses how and to whom the property of an individual (the testator) will be distributed after their death. It is prudent to engage a solicitor and give clear instructions regarding how and to whom your property will be distributed after your death to ensure the validity of your will. Under a will, a trustee holds property on trust for the nominated beneficiaries and...

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EPOA Enduring Power Of Attorney
EPOA Enduring Power Of Attorney Olsen Lawyers

Why do I need an enduring power of attorney as well as a will?

What is an enduring power of attorney? An enduring power of attorney (EPOA) is a formal document which gives another person the authority to make personal and/or financial decisions on your behalf. The main difference between a EPOA and a General Power of Attorney is that an EPOA will “endure” and continue to be valid in the event you lose capacity. Why do I need one? Olsen Lawyers recommends having an EPOA in addition to your will. This ensures someone you trust has the...

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