Congratulations to our Legal Practice Director Hideki Shimizu – 10 years of helping families and businesses buy and sell properties..  and thousands of successful settlements. They say when a job is done well, nobody notices… but our customers and the Conveyancing Home Qld and Phoenix Law team do.  

A passionate supporter of youth sport, Hideki also coaches Brisbane Bandit baseball teams.

Phoenix Law & Associates speak Japanese fluently – and many other languages. Call 1800GETHELP.  Level 16, 300 Adelaide St, Brisbane #homeconveyancing #JapaneseLawyers #BrisbaneLawyers #Urdu #Hindi #Pashtu #Mandarin #Cantonese #Korean #Japanese #Portuguese #Romanian #FamilyLaw #Spanish

If you like being challenged intellectually, whilst being supported by a tight and supportive well-resourced multi-lingual team, where ethical values matter, then consider applying with PHOENIX LAW & ASSOCIATES.

We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated COMMERCIAL LITIGATION LAWYER to join our BRISBANE legal team. Phoenix Law & Associates specialise in commercial disputes, we provide exceptional personalised legal services to our diverse multilingual clientele. This is an exciting opportunity for a talented individual who thrives in a challenging and dynamic environment. Phoenix Law – big firm talent;  small team culture.

Apply to Hideki Shimizu at  info@phoenix-law.com.au  Level 16, 300 Adelaide Street, BRISBANE, QLD #law #commerciallaw #litigator #litigation#team #opportunity #culture #phoenixlaw #qldlaw 

Responsibilities:

•       Handle a wide range of commercial litigation cases, including contract disputes, business torts, intellectual property matters, employment disputes, and other related issues.

•       Conduct thorough legal research and analysis, prepare pleadings, motions, and other legal documents.

•       Represent clients in court proceedings, arbitrations, mediations, and negotiations.

•       Develop and implement effective litigation strategies to achieve favourable outcomes for clients.

•       Provide legal advice and guidance to clients on complex legal matters, ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

•       Collaborate with colleagues and work as part of a cohesive team to achieve department and firm goals.

•       Stay updated on changes in legislation, case law, and industry trends to effectively counsel clients and provide accurate legal opinions.

We’re aware of the strain litigation can put on our clients, and that’s why we’re committed to delivering timely, favourable results. Join our dynamic team. As a Commercial Litigation Lawyer, you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact, work on complex cases, and collaborate with top legal professionals in the field.

We offer competitive compensation packages and a supportive work environment that fosters professional growth and development. Phoenix Law is an equal opportunity employer. We have a team of multilingual lawyers that celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and respectful workplace.

How to Apply

APPLY BY EMAIL: info@phoenix-law.com.au . |300 Adelaide Street, BRISBANE, QLD

#law #commerciallaw #litigator #litigation#team #opportunity #culture #phoenixlaw #qldlaw 

Beginning May 10, 2024, prospective students and their guardians aiming to study in Australia will need to meet revised financial capacity requirements. This adjustment comes as part of the Australian government’s efforts to ensure that international students have adequate financial resources to sustain themselves during their studies in the country. The amendment aligns the financial capacity requirement with 75 percent of the national minimum wage, providing a clearer indication of the funds necessary to maintain a basic standard of living while pursuing education in Australia.

Updated financial capacity requirement

The updated financial capacity requirement reflects a consideration for the fact that students spend approximately 25 percent of the year out of course sessions. During this time, they may choose to return to their home countries or engage in unrestricted work opportunities, enabling them to support themselves financially. By recalibrating the financial threshold in this manner, the Australian government aims to empower international students to make informed decisions about their educational journey and mitigate various challenges commonly associated with insufficient financial resources.

One of the primary benefits of the increased financial capacity requirement is the potential reduction in financial distress experienced by international students upon arrival in Australia. Adequate financial preparation ensures that students can meet their living expenses without resorting to excessive work hours, which could otherwise compromise their academic performance and visa compliance. Moreover, the adjustment aims to safeguard students from the risks of exploitation in the workplace, as they are less likely to seek unauthorized employment due to financial pressures.

Increased minimum required funds

The subsequent table will outline the increased minimum required funds necessary to fulfill the financial capacity requirement.

 Financial capacity requirement before 10 May 2024Financial capacity requirement after 10​​ May 2024
primary applicantAUD24,505AUD29,710
spouse or de facto partner of the Student primary applicant (not applicable to Student Guardian applicant)AUD8,574AUD10,394
dependent childAUD3,670AUD4,449
annual school costsAUD9,661AUD13,502
personal annual income if there is no member of the familyAUD72,465AUD87,856
personal annual income where there is a member of the family unitAUD84,543AUD102,500

Table retrieved from Department of Home Affairs Website. https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/news-media/archive/article?itemId=1196

It’s important to note that applications lodged before May 10, 2024, will be assessed based on the financial capacity requirements in effect at the time of application. However, prospective students and their guardians are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the updated requirements to ensure compliance and avoid any potential discrepancies.

In conclusion, the increase in the financial capacity requirement for Australian student visas represents a proactive step towards enhancing the overall well-being and experience of international students studying in the country. By aligning the financial threshold with a proportion of the national minimum wage, the Australian government aims to foster a supportive environment conducive to academic success and personal development for all international students.

For more detailed information, applicants are directed to refer to the Subclass 500 Student visa and Subclass 590 Student Guardian visa guidelines provided by the Australian government. Alternatively, prospective applicants can contact our office by either calling us on 07 3138 0908 or email us at info@phoenix-law.com.au.

Preparation means seeking advice early

You don’t need to be on the brink of separation to obtain helpful family law advice.  For some couples, the separation process can be over many cautious years, with a great deal of thought and preparation and the need for financial advice. For other couples, of course, it can be very different.

We find that we are more often approached for information by women first,  because of concerns about financial insecurity and find that Australians from other ethnic groups may culturally have more apprehension in seeking help,  and perhaps have fewer information resources to access.  Overseas sole custody laws can also be seen as a powerful deterrent. However, historically, women have initiated more divorce applications in Australia than men.

Mehr – The Dowry – and other cultural and religious dimensions

In addition to the legal aspects, it is important to recognise the cultural and religious dimensions that may influence the separation process. In many Muslim communities, for instance, the concept of Mehr, a mandatory payment made by the groom to the bride at the time of marriage, serves as financial security for the bride.

This concept of financial protection extends into discussions surrounding separation and divorce. Addressing matters such as dowry and Mehr is essential within these communities, ensuring equitable outcomes and honouring religious obligations.

Our team at Phoenix Law & Associates understands the significance of such cultural nuances and can provide guidance that respects both legal requirements and personal beliefs, ensuring a comprehensive approach tailored to your unique situation. (Fatima , Solicitor Bachelor of Law; Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice)

What is Separation?

In Australia separated means you have stopped living together as a couple, and at least one person in the relationship makes the decision to separate, acts on that decision and tells the other person. Your partner doesn’t have to agree. You can be separated and still be living in the same home.

There are no legal requirements for separation. If you’re new to Australia or are worried about residency, please talk to us about that.

One person may move out of the home, or you can be still living at home together but have separate lives—this is called ‘separation under the one roof.’ You may have to prove these living arrangements to agencies such as Centrelink. When deciding if you are separated under one roof, they will consider whether:

  • you sleep together
  • you have sex or sexual activity
  • you share meals and domestic duties (in a different way than when you were married)
  • you share money and bank accounts
  • family and friends think of you as separated.

Both you and your spouse are equally entitled to live in the marital home during separation – ownership of the property is not relevant. Anyone can also leave the marital home during separation, but no one can be forced to.

Therapeutic, permanent and legal separation

Depending on your intentions, relationship therapists will talk about 3 possible states. Firstly, a therapeutic, healing or trial separation – which is temporary and structured time apart, to help a couple heal their broken relationship. The others – a permanent separation; and a legal separation.

Some benefits of a therapeutic or trial separation may be ;

  • Personal Growth: Time apart can foster personal growth and change. This evolution, coupled with a new understanding of oneself and one’s partner, can be a catalyst for reunions.
  • Challenges Ahead: Reunited couples are not exempt from challenges. They must address past grievances, manage external perceptions, realign after personal changes, and navigate the potential complexities of remarriage.
  • Foundations Matter: For a successful reunion, open communication, self-reflection, setting boundaries, and, if necessary, seeking professional counselling are crucial steps.

Divorce statistics.

The traditional expression “ the seven-year itch”, may have some truth as the average length of a marriage, at least in the United States, that ends in divorce is 8 years,  and here in Australia, most divorces happen between year three and year seven of marriage. Just 4% of couples divorce after 10 years of marriage.

One-sided divorce is possible in Australia as long as the couple has been separated for at least 12 months. The crude divorce rate (divorces per 1,000 Australian residents) was 2.2 divorces per 1,000 residents in 2021, up from 1.9 in 2020. It could be estimated that 44% of marriages in Australia end in divorce.

January is sometimes considered “divorce month”, as an enforced time in a challenging relationship without the usual space that work, sports and other activities may bring issues to the fore.  Lack of support and commitment is the most common reason given by divorcing couples. Other concerns may be too many arguments; Infidelity; being married too young; unrealistic expectations; lack of equality in the relationship; lack of preparation for marriage and substance or domestic violence or abuse.

Reunion rates show that between 10 to 15% of separated couples do reconcile, and approximately 6% of divorced couples remarry each other.

Preparing yourself early

As hard as separation or divorce might be, well-informed and supportive non-judgmental legal advice will lessen the emotional burden. A professional third party can help you navigate through the challenges. Often children are involved, and seeing the bigger picture may help minimise the impact on everyone.

Preparing yourself for any eventuality may include seeking mediation and protecting yourself financially by opening your bank account; separating assets or debts, and inventory assets.  We can help with planning and advice, as each person’s needs differ.

Language and Culture matter

Phoenix Law and Associates have compassionate and sensitive Family Law specialists to help you through. To gain a free introductory perspective call Phoenix Law & Associates 1800GETHELP.  We have multilingual lawyers who speak your language and understand your culture – Urdu, Hindi, Pashtu, Farsi, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Japanese – English, Portuguese, and Romanian.

Level 16, 300 Adelaide St, Brisbane City|  https://www.phoenix-law.com.au/  #BrisbaneLawyers #Urdu #Hindi #Pashtu #Mandarin #Cantonese #Korean #Japanese #Portuguese #Romanian #FamilyLaw

With thanks; Legal Aid Queensland and Forbes review

AUSTRALIA HAS OFTEN BEEN CALLED THE LUCKY COUNTRY, BUT IS IT ONE OF THE HAPPIEST COUNTRIES TOO?

Australia consistently ranks highly on global indexes for quality of life and is proud to be a multicultural society that welcomes people from all backgrounds. In terms of healthcare, education, economic freedom, a low crime rate and a high standard of living, Australia is considered a great place to raise a family or build a career. With a thriving arts and culture scene, it is easy to feel at home in Australia, no matter where you are from.

The GALLUP WORLD HAPPINESS REPORT FOR 2024 was released two days ago, and Australians ranked overall 10th globally as the happiest country in the world. Most often, the happiest countries tend to have small populations under 15 million people, but at 26 million people, Australia could be considered a large country, that still rates in the top 10.

Why the happiest?

The Report was based on self-reporting by citizens and showed similar trends amongst happier countries. Some are very obvious –levels of gender equality, a level of trust in institutions and fellow citizens and low corruption, free education and universal healthcare. Those countries suffering war and revolution like Afghanistan clearly will rate as very unhappy.

Australia’s economy is solid and stable, with opportunities for growth in various industries, including healthcare, finance, and technology, with a low unemployment rate and high wages. Australia’s geographical area is twice that of India, and its population is half of what India has. Residents and visitors agree Australia has incredible natural beauty;  iconic beaches, forests, oceans, lakes, mountains to the stunning outback.

Who are the happiest Australians?

It seems the happiest Australians are aged over 60 years. Australians under 30 years ranked 19th in global happiness. Australia’s young are still far happier than most of the young people in the world but in common with New Zealand, the US and Canada, the concerns were rising social media use, income inequalities, the housing crisis, and fears about climate change.

As Australia’s population has grown, housing densities have had to rise, changing the types of homes that people are used to, but Australia’s young are still a lot happier than most other countries.

The happiest suburbs?

It stands to reason that the happiest suburbs are those that contain people aged 60 plus. Most are in regional towns or close to the water. However, Brisbane has two, despite being a capital city. Most Australians are happy with their surroundings as nature is always so close, with easy access to walking tracks, parks, hiking, surfing, and skiing.

Not so happy?

Even in a lucky and happy country, personal and business issues that take your energy and rob you of sleep will naturally occur.  From Family law concerns to commercial law services, migration law, conveyancing and property needs; personal injury incidents, and Will and Estate planning.

Phoenix Law has skilled lawyers who speak your language and understand your culture – Urdu, Hindi, Pashtu, Farsi, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Japanese – English, Portuguese, and Romanian – to help you. CALL 1800GETHELP | Level 16, 300 Adelaide St, Brisbane City|  https://www.phoenix-law.com.au/ #BrisbaneLawyers #Urdu #Hindi #Pashtu #Mandarin #Cantonese #Korean #Japanese #Portuguese #Romanian #FamilyLaw #Happiness #Legaladvice

The landscape of worker visas is undergoing a seismic shift, with chicken farmers and music instructors finding favour, while traditional roles like chefs and managers are left off the list. We may see the new era of the Skills in Demand Visa, slated to replace the Temporary Skill Shortage (Subclass 482) Visa in 2024. This new visa promises a four-year stint for skilled workers across three distinct streams, paving the way for Permanent Residency for all eligible applicants.

The government’s aim to streamline employer-sponsored visas hit a snag with the unveiling of the initial job list, drawing concern from sectors like construction facing acute labour shortages. Despite assurances of prioritising migrants with sought-after skills, the draft list raised eyebrows among employer groups and international students alike.

Under the Skills in Demand Visa umbrella, three pathways emerge: the Specialist Skills Pathway, catering to top-tier professionals commanding a minimum salary of $135,000; the Core Skills Pathway, featuring an updated occupation roster and a salary threshold starting at $70,000; and the Essential Skills Pathway, tailored for lower-wage earners.

While IT professionals and accountants may find themselves initially sidelined, salvation could come in the form of a government proposal granting visas to individuals earning over $130,000, regardless of their field. However, the Hospitality sector stands poised to challenge this plan, underscoring the vital role migration plays in sustaining many eateries and cafes.

Acknowledging the labyrinthine complexity of the current visa system, newly appointed ministers have pledged a simplified approach, echoing Minister for Home Affairs Clare O’Neil’s sentiment on untangling the “bowl of spaghetti” comprising convoluted visa classes and eligibility criteria.

December ushered in a clearer roadmap, condensing work visas into three streamlined streams. The top tier beckons migrants with prospective employers willing to shell out over $130,000, offering a visa irrespective of occupation. On the flip side, those earning below $70,000 may secure visas under specific circumstances, such as in aged care. For earners falling between the $70,000-$130,000 bracket, entry hinges on a revamped jobs list spotlighting high-demand skills and scarce expertise.

Gaining an Australian Visa may be a very complex business. Phoenix Law & Associates have skilled migration lawyers to assist you, who speak your language and understand your culture – Urdu, Hindi, Pashtu, Farsi, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Japanese – English, Portuguese, and Romanian – to help you.

CALL 1800GETHELP | Level 16, 300 Adelaide St, Brisbane City| https://www.phoenix-law.com.au/ #WorkerVisa #Migration #AustraliaVisa #BrisbaneLawyers #Urdu #Hindi #Pashtu #Mandarin #Cantonese #Korean #Japanese #Portuguese #Romanian #FamilyLaw

We are professionals who take a practical, personal and compassionate approach.

Our director, Hideki Shimizu, takes an active role in the Brisbane sporting and youth-development community and heads the team at Phoenix Law & Associates
We have a multilingual team that is well-connected with communities in Brisbane, the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, and enjoy working together.
Our experience covers a wide range of matters, from complex international business matters right through to highly personal family law cases.
We work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients.
As licensed members of the Queensland Law Society, we serve the public with fairness and professionalism.

We are seeking a COMMERCIAL LITIGATION LAWYER to join our BRISBANE legal team.

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented individual who thrives in a challenging and dynamic environment, to handle a wide range of commercial litigation cases, including contract disputes, business torts, intellectual property matters, employment disputes, and other related issues.
• Conduct thorough legal research and analysis, and prepare pleadings, motions, and other legal documents.
• Represent clients in court proceedings, arbitrations, mediations, and negotiations.
• Develop and implement effective litigation strategies to achieve favourable outcomes for clients.
• Provide legal advice and guidance to clients on complex legal matters, ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
• Collaborate with colleagues and work as part of a cohesive team to achieve department and firm goals.
• Stay updated on changes in legislation, case law, and industry trends to effectively counsel clients and provide accurate legal opinions.

We’re aware of the strain litigation can put on our clients, and that’s why we’re committed to delivering timely, favourable results. Join our dynamic team. As a Commercial Litigation Lawyer, you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact, work on complex cases, and collaborate with top legal professionals in the field. We offer competitive compensation packages and a supportive work environment that fosters professional growth and development.

Phoenix Law is an equal opportunity employer. We have a team of multilingual lawyers that celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and respectful workplace. Phoenix Law – big firm talent; small team culture.

How to Apply
APPLY BY EMAIL: info@phoenix-law.com.au. | 300 Adelaide Street, BRISBANE, QLD

#law #commerciallaw #litigator #litigation#team #opportunity #culture #phoenixlaw #qldlaw

On a sparkling winter’s day, you can easily understand why BRISBANE is RENOWNED as AUSTRALIA’S FASTEST-GROWING CITY, recording an annual population growth rate of 1.8% over the last five years, outpacing both Sydney (1.4%) and Melbourne (1.5%), to 2,505,000 in 2023. Internal migration from more costly locations for a better lifestyle; new births and overseas migration caused Greater Brisbane population to increase by 59,200 people (2.3%), and the rest of the state increased by 49,800 (1.9%).

At Phoenix Law & Associates, we know Brisbane and our local multilingual lawyers understand your Property and Conveyancing needs, with speedy, expert assistance. Over 50% of our clients are repeat clients, they know how easy the process is with us. Phone 1800-GET-HELP (1800 438 435) |e; info@phoenix-law.com.au; see https://www.phoenix-law.com.au/

What separates excellent suburbs to invest in from the rest? There’s no exact formula, but some common factors that indicate that a suburb has the potential for future demand and growth include:

• Easy access to public transport, especially the train line
• Quality school options
• Parklands
• Access to facilities including shopping centres and hospital

QLD’s fastest growing suburbs based on ABS data shows in  first place, RIPLEY; Located southwest of Brisbane, with its 21% growth rocketing its population to around 16,000 people thanks to newly built property developments.) In second place, CHAMBERS FLAT-LOGAN RESERVE in LOGAN, south of the Brisbane metropolitan area has a 19% population increase thanks to property development opportunities; and then PALLARA – WILLAWONG in Brisbane’s south, is now home to around 10,600 people after its population increased by 19%.

#brisbanemigration #brisbanesuburbs #brisbaneconveyancing #ripley #pallara # logan #willawong #chambersflat #homeconveyancing #realestatebrisbane #phoenixlaw #propertylaw #conveyancing #brisbanesuburbs

한걸음 나아간 인생 계획

코비드 팬더믹은 현대 우리 생활 그리고 반려동물에 새로운 일상을 가져다 주었습니다.

Aussie Pet Doors 에 따르면, 코로나 팬더믹이 시작된 이후, 200만명 이상의 호주인들이 반려동물을 갖게되었다고 나타났습니다. 최근 Animal Medicines Australia에 의해 시행된 설문조사에 따르면, 호주 전체 70% 인구가 반려동물을 소유하고, 그중 50%가 강아지를 반려동물로 소유하고있다고 나타났습니다.

하지만, 사람들은 본인이 사망했을 경우에 반려동물이 어떻게 될지에 대해서는 소홀히하고 있습니다.

최근, Elizabeth 여왕 서거하셨고, 여왕의 2마리 강아지가 남겨졌습니다. 언론의 보도에 따르면, Andrew 공작과 그의 전부인이 이 두마리의 강아지를 돌볼것으로 예측된다고 합니다. 이 부부가 여왕에게 이 두마리의 강아지를 선물하였고, 이 강아지들은 England Winsor 성에서 이혼한 이 부부와 함께 살게될 것입니다.

이 경우는 남겨진 가족이 여왕의 반려동물을 돌보겠다고 나선 아주 바람직한 선례로 볼 수 있습니다. 하지만 이와는 반대로, 가족들이 남겨진 반려동물을 원하지 않을 경우도 있을것입니다. 이런일은 만약 여러분 신변에 문제가 생길경우, 여러분의 반려동물에게도 일어날 수 있습니다.

본인에게 어떤일이 일어나서 더이상 반려동물을 돌보지 못할 경우, 그동물이 지속적으로 사랑받을 수 있도록 해야합니다.

유언장을 작성하는것은 여러분 본인과 가족을 위해 해야할 아주 중요한 일 중 한가지 입니다. 유언장을 작성하기전, 변호사와 상담하는것도 이에 못지않게 중요합니다.

유언장을 작성하거나 지속적 위임장(Enduring Power of Attorney)을 작성하므로써, 여러분의 신변에 문제가 생겼을 경우, 반려동물에게 더 나운 환경을 만들수있는 계획을 세울수 있습니다.

어떻게 나의 바램들을 알릴수 있을까요?

  1. 유언장 작성

지속적인 위임장 작성(Enduring Power of Attorney. EPA)

EPA 는 여러분이 병이들게 되거나 사고로 결정을 내릴 수 없을 경우, 여러분을 대신하여 결정을 내려줄수 있을만한 신뢰하는사람을 지정할 수 있도록 하는 법적 문서입니다.

경제적 대변인은 아래와 같은 책임이 있습니다.

  • 전기,렌트, 반려동물 음식, 동물병원 비용 지불
    • 여러분의 투자 관리
    • 세금정산 관리

개인적 건강관련 대변인은 아래와 같은 책임이 있습니다.

  • 여러분이 살곳과 여러분을 돌볼사람
  • 의학적 결정과, 치료 선택, 의약품
  • 여러분이 신뢰하는 사람들과 대화하십시오.

유언장이나 EPA 를 작성하셨으면, 여러분이 신뢰하는 분들과 이와 관련하여 대화를 나누어, 그분들이 미래에 여러분이 바라는것들이 이루어지도록 도와줄 수 있을것입니다.

여러분의 바람은 다음과 같은것들이 포함될 수 있습니다.

  • 누가 반려동물을 돌볼것인지
  • 여러분을 돌봐줄 곳이 어디인지 – 집 혹은 시설
  • 장례식 준비 – 묘를 만들지 아니면 화장할지 여부
  • 유언장을 집행해 줄 사람과 대변인

    여러분은 유언장이 정확하고 유효하게 작성되길 바라실겁니다. 이러한 유언장 작성은  

    전문가를 통해 이뤄질수 있습니다. 변호사가 여러분의 권한과 의무에 대해 알려드리고,

    여러분이 원하는것에대해 정확하게 표현되도록 도와드릴 것입니다. 따라서 이러한

    유언장은 전문 변호사를 통해 작성하시는 것이 중요합니다.

    지금 바로 Phoenix Law & Associate 와 연락해서 상의하십시요. 전화 1800-GET-HELP

Consider making a will and appointing someone to look after pets.

Advance life planning – COVID has brought many a new normal into our lives including a boom in pet ownership.

More than two million Australian households have acquired a pet since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, says Aussie Pet Doors. According to recent surveys carried out by Animal Medicines Australia, nearly 70 percent of all Aussie households own a pet; of that 70 percent, 50 percent own a dog.

However, people may fail to plan for what happens to their beloved pets when they pass.

Recently, Queen Elizabeth passed away, and she left her beloved dogs. In the media, it is assumed that Duke Andrew and his ex-wife will take care of the Queen’s two corgi pups.  They will live with the divorced couple at the Royal Lodge in Windsor, England. The Duke and Duchess gifted the dogs to the Queen in 2021.

This is the preferred outcome where family members wish to take care of those pets which belonged to the Queens. However, in other cases,  family members do not wish to take over the pets.

Continue the love, and make sure your wishes are known for how you want your pets and furry friends to be taken care of after you’re gone.

Making a Will is one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family, but just as important is the conversation you have with a solicitor before you make a will.

By making a Will or an Enduring Power of Attorney (if you lose the capacity to make decisions) you can put plans in place to create a better future for your pets if something happens to you.

HOW DO I MAKE MY WISHES KNOWN?

  1. Make a will
  2. Make your enduring power of attorney

An Enduring Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows you to appoint someone you trust to make decisions on your behalf if you become seriously ill or have an accident and lose capacity.

Your Financial Attorney is responsible for:

• Paying bills such as your rent, electricity, pet food, medical and vet expenses

• Managing your investments

• Preparing your tax returns.

Your attorney for personal and health matters is responsible for:

• Where you live and who will care for you

• Certain medical decisions, treatment options, and medicines.

  • Have conversations with those you trust

Once you’ve made your Will and Enduring Power of Attorney, it’s a good idea to have a conversation with those you trust, so they can support your wishes in the future.

Your wishes may include:

• Who will care for your pets

• Where you will be cared for – in your home or in a care facility

• Funeral arrangements – including if you want to be buried or cremated

• Who is to be your Executor and your Attorney.

You want to make sure your Will is valid and that it is properly drawn up. This can be done through professionals. A solicitor will let you know about your rights and obligations and make sure that you have expressed your wishes in the best possible.  Therefore, it is important to make a will through professionals.

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