Legal practitioners wield the hammer of justice; lawyers can take you down with specialised knowledge and a sharp tongue that will make you quiver like a leaf, but they can also fight fiercely with toothpicks and nail clippers to protect your legal rights. The law offices of Sarah Pugsley and Associates offers protection in the form of an iron clad will and durable power of attorney for R100.
Unfortunately, no one knows when the bright beings with flapping wings and twanging string instruments will appear like a puff of smoke and guide you to your glorious afterlife filled with caramel cookies, chocolate unicorns and ice-cream fountains. While you still have your feet firmly planted on the earth, it is a good idea to prepare a will and obtain durable power of attorney in the event of an unavoidable blinding light appearing at the end of an unnecessary long tunnel.
The benefit of drawing up a will is to ensure that your family and/or friends will benefit from your estate (your possessions). When you’re drifting on a white cloud of happiness towards a rainbow and twanging on that silly harp, you can be rest assured that your loved ones will be provided for.
Durable power of attorney is just as important as the ‘who-gets-what’ paper. When you start thinking the lamp pole is your best friend or an out of control swollen lip has you bedridden with a fever hotter than the solar flares the sun produces, the power of attorney grants your mother or best friend forever-and-ever, permission to control your coins-and-papers and possessions. A durable power of attorney can last as long as you want it to.
Sarah and her team will give you professional legal advice and you will feel calm and confident knowing that one day, while you’re frolicking in the ice-cream fountain, your annoying family and crazy friends will each receive a piece of your life to remember you by.
Legal Fact: In a small town, east of Texas, a sparrow decided to sue a farmer who refused to let any birds nest in his trees.