Eastern Community Legal Centre launched two new legal fact sheets for seniors at the Chinese Workers Network on Wednesday 6 September. The resources provide older members of the Chinese community with information in simplified and traditional Chinese about important legal issues that affect most people later in life: Wills and Grandparents’ Rights.
Almost a quarter of ECLC’s clients speak a language other than English at home, the most common being Mandarin and Cantonese. The fact sheets have been developed in community language to provide accessible information that prevents legal problems from arising.
No one wants to think about end of life issues and what happens after we’re gone, but making a Will can ensure that your wishes are known and respected. The Wills fact sheet includes things that need to be considered when making a new Will or updating an existing Will.
Likewise, it can be a stressful time for families when parents separate. Grandparents will want to continue to spend time with their grandchildren, but may feel uncertain about their rights and what will happen if their grandchildren are no longer living with both of their parents. The Grandparents’ Rights fact sheet includes things to consider when you want to see your grandchild.
The fact sheets are available to download:
- Grandparents’ Rights (English)
- Grandparents’ Rights (Simplified Chinese)
- Grandparents’ Rights (Traditional Chinese)
- Wills (English)
- Wills (Simplified Chinese)
- Wills (Traditional Chinese)
The Wills and Grandparents’ Rights fact sheets build on the ECLC’s previous publication, Older and Wiser, which can be found on the Centre’s resources page.
ECLC would like to that Whitehorse City Council for their support of this project.