"For tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today."

African proverb

Legal specialist in providing Later Life estate planning solutions and advising vulnerable clients.

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Gavin Ball

Later Life Planning

Making a Lasting Power of Attorney

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Client Query

How do I ensure someone will look after my affairs if I become incapable of making decisions?

Gavin says:

Some of my clients want someone they trust to take care of their affairs if they become incapable. I advise them to have professionally drafted Lasting Powers of Attorney prepared and registered.

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?

This is a legal document that lasts for the rest of your life. You can appoint someone you trust to help you make decisions if you should become incapable.

I offer the following Lasting Power of Attorney services:

  1. Preparation and registration
  2. Revoking of a Lasting Power of Attorney
  3. Registration of an Enduring Power of Attorney
  4. Professional Attorney services

Making a Will

Client Query

How do I ensure my hard-earned lifetime wealth goes to those I love?

Gavin says:

To ensure that my clients are in control of where their hard-earned wealth goes on their death, I advise them to have a professionally drafted Will prepared that deals with their circumstances.

What is a Will?

A Will is a legal document that records how the Willmaker wishes his/her property to be distributed after their death.

I offer the following Will services:

  1. Will preparation
  2. Inheritance Tax-efficient Will planning
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Asset Protection Willtrust Planning

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Client Query

How do I ensure that my children will still inherit if I die and my spouse meets someone else?

Gavin says:

Clients who want to guard against this situation can protect their children’s inheritance by using Willtrust Planning.

What is a Willtrust?

A Willtrust is a trust found in a Will, which takes effect on the death of the Willmaker.

I offer the following Willtrust planning services:

  1. Property Protection Trust Planning
  2. Right of Residence Trust Planning
  3. Flexible Life Interest Trust Planning
  4. Discretionary Trust Planning

Probate services

Client Query

My husband has died; how do I settle up his affairs?

Gavin says:

If your husband wrote a Will, depending on the size of his estate, you will need to obtain a Grant of Probate and settle any taxes due. If he died without a Will, you will need to obtain a Grant of Representation.

What is a Probate?

This is the judicial process where a deceased person’s Will is proven in a court of law. It is accepted as a valid public document that is the last and true testament on how the deceased wants his estate dealt with.

I offer the following Probate services:

  1. Grant of Probate only service for small estates
  2. Full Grant of Probate service (including settlement of taxes and distribution of the estate assets)
  3. Full Grant of Representation service (including settlement of taxes and distribution of the estate assets)
  4. Setup of trusts
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