FROM BUTLERS WITH LOVE ON DAFFODIL DAY
Daffodil Day falls on the last Friday of August every year. To all those affected by cancer, Daffodil Day represents hope for a future free from cancer. Daffodil Day is a chance for Australians to come together to change the lives of people impacted by cancer by funding research towards its prevention. In 2020, the Daffodil Day Appeal raised almost $1.5 million for life-saving research that aims to assist the 150,000 Australians diagnosed with cancer every year and the many more currently afflicted by this disease.
For over five years, Butlers Lawyers have worked with the Cancer Council to provide pro bono Estate legal services for the terminally ill. This service offers the surety that their Estate is managed according to their wishes when they pass. Over these years, we have assisted hundreds of families from the most southern to the most northern parts of our great State.
Last year, I drafted an article that re-told the story of a man we assisted through the Cancer Council to finalise his testamentary wishes and then passed away the following day. I still regularly think about this man and his family and how appreciative they were to us for our service when they needed it most.
Competent lawyers must be available to assist in these situations because of the complex issues that may arise when someone makes a Will while they are ill. Rushed or poorly thought-out Wills often fail to reflect the deceased's true wishes accurately. Whether they understood what they were doing when giving instructions and whether they were under the influence of someone who may not have had their or their families best interests at heart.
Butlers are proud to have assisted and continue to help our community through the Cancer Council to ensure that the Will-maker's wishes and intentions are given proper effect.
Our Estates and Succession team take great pride in offering this service and being there for you when you need us most.
At Butlers, we aim to educate as many people as possible about the importance of having accurate and up-to-date Estate planning in place. Tomorrow is never promised, and as famously pronounced by Benjamin Franklin, the only things that are certain in our lifetime are death and taxes.