Information Sessions

INFORMATION SESSIONS

Shire Legal offers the following presentations for groups like assisted living facilities, service-based and religious-based clubs and organisations, groups of investors, and groups focused on dealing with particular health concerns - so that you can assist your members to make sound legal decisions.
 
All of our presentations are interactive, speaker-narrated slideshows – never “just someone lecturing.”  We bring along all of our electronic equipment and do our own set-up.  There’s nothing you need to do other than arrange the date, time and place, then sit back and enjoy!
 
Better Estate Planning
 
This is our lively and informative presentation on why estate planning, done right, can be a golden opportunity to help assure that you will provide for your loved ones in the best possible way.  You will learn how to avoid the 3 biggest mistakes in estate planning, and also hear about recent Court cases dealing with estate planning issues.
 
Who to appoint?
 
Executors, trustees, attorneys, guardians .... each role has its own responsibilities and obligations, so who should you appoint?  We often appoint our spouse, a family member, or close friend to fulfill those roles, so as to avoid offending them.  But do you really understand what each role entails?  And therefore whether the chosen one is the right person for the job?
 
Planning for a Loved One with Special Needs
 
The way parents (and grandparents) plan and provide for their special needs children, both minor and adult, can make a tremendous difference in their lives. Done right, planning can help assure that a special needs family member will have every chance to lead the best possible life. But if mistakes are made, the unfortunate result can be the loss of eligibility for vital government assistance. This “nuts and bolts” workshop will teach you how to plan the right and best way, and open your eyes to new ideas.  It’s a must for special needs families.
 
Taking Control of Your Future: Dementia and You
 
One of the difficult emotional challenges presented by a progressive disease like Dementia is the feeling of loss of control over what will happen to you, your family and your life savings. Legal planning can help you take back some control. Your documents, and the choices they reflect, can be your voice in some of the most critical moments in your life. They can provide direction and peace of mind to the family members responsible for making and carrying out decisions on your behalf.
 
Times are a-changing
 
It is undeniable that even in a relatively short period of time, people's circumstances can change - births, deaths, marriages, divorces, re-marriages etc - but at what point does someone need to consider reviewing their estate planning documents?  We will look at a number of circumstances that warrant a review, and what can happen if that review does not happen.
 
Living Wills
 
Living Wills (also called Advanced Health Care Directives) deal with your end-of-life choices, to improve your quality of life in the future and ease the decision making burden on your loved ones. We will review the 11 principles of Advanced Health Care Directives.
 
So, you have a Will.  But does your business have one?
 
What happens to your business if something happens to you?  Does trading cease?  Does the door shut with a sign "closed until further notice"?  What about your creditors?  Debtors?  In this presentation, we discuss the importance of business succession planning, the problems with not properly planning for your business succession, and what is involved.
 
Please contact us to arrange for any of the above presentations to be made to your group or in your facility.
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