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WILLS, ESTATES AND POWERS OF ATTORNEY

WILLS, ESTATES AND POWERS OF ATTORNEY

Sympathetic professionals you can rely on when planning for your loved ones and end-of-life.

Thinking about how to look after your loved ones, or causes that matter to you, when you are gone is one of the most important decisions you will ever make.

Equally, end-of-life planning and fulfilling a loved one’s wishes, can put a huge strain on friends and family as they navigate the ins and outs of Wills, estates and Powers of Attorney.

At Flood Chalmers Meade (FCM), we understand the sensitivities that surround planning for aged care, creating safeguards for life after you’re gone, and navigating the death of a loved one.

We pride ourselves on striking a balance between providing informative, solution-focused expertise as well as holding your hand throughout the journey.

Our Will services include:

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What is a Will exactly?

A Will is a legal document that comes into effect immediately upon death. If you pass away without a Will, your assets are distributed according to law, which may not align exactly with your wishes. It’s not always the case that your estate is automatically passed onto your surviving spouse or family member. That’s why it’s a good idea to dictate exactly what you wish to happen, should you pass away.
Wills are a safeguard to ensure your loved ones, or causes you are passionate about, are looked after, the way you intended, when you’re gone.

Why should I update my Will?

There are many moments in life that call for an update to your Will. These include, but aren’t limited to:
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Our Will experts and estate litigation lawyers can help you navigate:

Probate and deceased estates
Should you be appointed as an Executor of a Will, you’re what is considered the legal representative of the person who has passed away. This is an important role, and a difficult one to navigate when you yourself are likely grieving.
If the deceased had property in Victoria, you’ll need to obtain a Grant of Probate from the Supreme Court of Victoria, which proves that a Will is valid and allows you to carry out the wishes within it.
If your loved one has not left behind a Will, their estate will be distributed in accordance with the law – which often involves seeking a Grant of Letters Administration, authorising the next of Kin to administer the estate. Our team are experts when it comes to navigating these matters carefully.
We’ll guide you through the process in a sympathetic, compassionate manner.
Powers of Attorney
A Power of Attorney is a legal document that appoints a person (‘Attorney’) to act on your behalf during your lifetime – not to be confused with a Will which is needed after death.
The various kinds of Powers of Attorney we can help you appoint include:
Powers of Attorney
A Power of Attorney is a legal document that appoints a person (‘Attorney’) to act on your behalf during your lifetime – not to be confused with a Will which is needed after death.
The various kinds of Powers of Attorney we can help you appoint include:

Did you know our Wills, estates and powers of attorney lawyers can also:

We’ve worked tirelessly with retirement villages across Melbourne when it comes to Aged Care Contracts. Keilor East, Essendon, Niddrie and Maribyrnong based retirement villages have all welcomed our experts on-site to deliver presentations that help people understand their options in end-of-life care and legalities.

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