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Joined: 09/June/2005
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    Posted: 09/June/2005 at 12:07
my mother has been diagnosed with her third menigioma which is inoperable and last week suffer a small stroke which has necessitated her stay in hospital until she can be moved to Moorlings Lodge later in June.  Mum has not written a will since my father passed away five years ago, a we three kids have power of attorney for all financial and medical matters.  Our question is now that mum is officially blind and in need of full time assistance can she still write a legal will?

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  Quote AussieLegal Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13/June/2005 at 09:58
Yes she can write a will, but it will need to be in the presence of an independent solicitor or barrister (not related in any way to any beneficiary) who can attest to the fact that the solicitor read and explained the implications of the will to her, that she understood what she was signing (given that she has had a stroke) and that she signed the actual document that was read to her. There are strict rules to ensure that the will is valid. I strongly suggest that you have a solicitor attend to her bedside as soon as practicable.

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