Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS A WILL?

A will or testament is a legal document by which a person, the testator, expresses their wishes as to how their property is to be distributed at death, and names one or more persons, the executor, to manage the estate until its final distribution.

 

WHAT IS A POWER OF ATTORNEY?

A Power of Attorney is a legal document in which you give someone you trust (called your “attorney”) the right to make financial decisions on your behalf if something happens to you and you are no longer able to look after matters on your own.

 

WHAT IS A PERSONAL DIRECTIVE?

An advance healthcare directive, also known as living will, personal directive, advance directive, medical directive or advance decision, is a legal document in which a person specifies what actions should be taken for their health if they are no longer able to make decisions for themselves because of illness or incapacity.