Rest assured: a legal guide to wills, estates and funerals
by Rosemary Long and Trudy Coffey
5th edition, Federation Press, 2011
This book explains the legal processes when someone dies. It provides practical information about making a will, obtaining probate, the duties of an executor and family provision. It explains the procedures when there is no will (intestacy) and the rights of family members. It also discusses the steps to take to plan for the future - appointing a power of attorney and enduring power of attorney, enduring guardianship, advanced care directives (living wills) as well as funerals, burial and coroner's cases.
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Rest Assured: a Legal Guide to Wills, Estates and Funerals in New South Wales, 5th edition, by Rosemary Long and Trudy Coffey. Published by The Federation Press, 2011.
Online edition published by the Legal Information Access Centre, State Library of NSW. The online version has been updated to reflect changes to the law. Last updated October 2014.
© Library Council of New South Wales, 2011.