NSW Trustee and Guardian will hold a ‘Plan Ahead Day’ next week to help residents make or update their wills and power of attorney documents.
NSWTG have been making legal documents for people for over a century, during which time they have written more than one million wills.
According to the state government organisation’s Les Hansen, both wills and power of attorney are important legal tools.
“Without a will, items of monetary and sentimental value may not be distributed as you may have wanted,” he explained.
Once you have planned ahead, you can get on with enjoying life knowing that your assets and finances will be protected in the future.NSW Trustee and Guardian's Les Hansen
“A power of attorney … allows you to appoint an attorney to manage financial and legal affairs if you are unable to manage these affairs yourself or lose the mental capacity to make decisions for yourself.”
Mr Hansen said the session would benefit residents of all ages.
“Every adult 18 years and over needs to set time aside to get these documents in place because no one knows what is around the corner,” he said.
“Once you have planned ahead, you can get on with enjoying life knowing that your assets and finances will be protected in the future.”
The session will be held at Orange Court House on Tuesday, November 13. Bookings are essential and fees apply.
For more information phone 1300 723 037 or go to www.tag.nsw.gov.au/planahead.
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