Other Documents you might Need

Enduring Power of Attorney & Guardianship Appointment

We believe that when making a Will you should also make an Enduring Power of Attorney and a Guardianship Appointment. These are simple documents that can save you a great deal of time and frustration.

A Power of Attorney enables another person to make financial decisions for you if you are incapable of making them yourself. A Guardianship Appointment allows your guardian to make decisions such as where you live (for example: a nursing home), that affect the medical treatment you receive and other matters relating to your health.

If, for example you where injured or incapacitated as a result, who will have the legal authority to consent to your medical treatment and how will they pay for your care if they are unable to sell your assets to fund your care of accommodation?

Superannuation Nomination of Beneficiaries

It is important to know who will benefit from your superannuation in the event of your death. Superannuation is not necessarily left through your Will. It may be possible to prepare a binding death nomination which will bind the trustee of your Superfund to carry out your wishes.

Advance Care Directive

An Advance Care Directive (“ADR”) is a document used to guide your Guardian about health decisions that affect you, in particular end of life decisions. At ChristieLaw we can provide you an ADR form however we recommend you get advice from your doctor when completing the form. Once completed we can witness your signature for you.

See also http://www.advancecaredirectives.com.au/