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Estate Law

Our team of highly skilled and commercially minded lawyers understand the intricacies and importance of Wills and Estate Law. We provide clients with quality legal advice and take a very professional approach to every matter.

Our estate lawyers can offer advice so that your assets are dealt with whether you are incapacitated or in the event of your death.

Those with assets, other than the family home, or changing personal relationships such as divorce need to have proper estate planning above and beyond a basic Will and Powers of Attorney.

Our Wills and Estate lawyers offer a range of services in Wills and Estate Practice area, including:

Wills and Estate Law is a complex and highly specialised area of law. Many legal issues can arise with the management and distribution of a person’s assets after their death.
You require considered estate planning if you have assets such as:

  • Self Managed Super Fund
  • Trusts
  • Business Owners
  • Overseas Assets
  • A discretionary trust for a share portfolio
  • A Joint venture business
  • A propriety limited company managing its business.

Experienced Advice on Estate Planning

Our team of Wills and Estate Lawyers have extensive experience in drafting and assisting clients from estate planning to probate with the view to minimise risk and disputes from arising. During estate planning our lawyers have the expertise and knowledge to guide you through the process. We look to ensure that your wishes are carried out and that all considerations are made for your individual circumstances.

Expert Advice Means You’re Loved Ones are Protected

It is important that you Will and Estate planning is done in a way that considers your current circumstances and any future issues. There are some life changes that can make your Will invalid and we also ensure that you are aware of these.

For executors and family member there can be many issues after a person has died and distributing an estate.

Issues of intestacy and estate disputes can make the process difficult and complex. We have the skills to ensure issues are minimised and resolved swiftly.

Estate Disputes & Litigation

Any legal disputes take skill and expertise to handle effectively. Estate litigation is a complex area of law and can be claims from beneficiaries or those left out of a Will: disputes regarding a removal of an executor or complaints about the distribution of the estate. Our team of Wills and Estate Lawyers have extensive experience in estate litigation and can provide guidance and options on how to quickly resolve the dispute.

Estate disputes are not uncommon and one reason contributing to that is that the legal fees are often paid from the estate. Also there are also instances of elder abuse. For these reasons it is important to ensure that your estate dispute lawyers can negotiate a pragmatic settlement quickly.

Estate Planning

Estate planning is an essential to ensure that your assets are distributed in accordance with your wishes after your death. Our Wills and Estate Lawyers can help to develop a comprehensive estate plan that considers your individual assets and circumstances. Estate planning can be complicated when there are difficult family dynamics in play or you have dependents who are reliant on your for their wellbeing.

Properly considered estate planning makes the process of probate much simpler. Whatever your circumstances are we look to provide clarity after your death on how your estate should be handled.

Powers of Attorney

A Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows you to appoint someone to make decisions on your behalf. Our team of Wills and Estate Lawyers can help you create a Power of Attorney that is legally binding and if required specific to a need.

Probate

Probate is the legal process of distributing a person’s assets after their death. This requires navigating both legal and non-legal administrative processes. Our team of Wills and Estate Lawyers are experienced in probate and help you with the process.

We represent both executors and beneficiaries. We are mindful that probate can be a complicated process at a very emotional time and we work closely with our clients to provide expert legal advice and support throughout the process.

Succession Planning

Succession planning can be prior to your death and can arranging your assets or business so that they are not interrupted by your ill health or passing. This can apply to your business and personal assets. Proper succession planning ensures a smooth transition to another person or entity upon your death or retirement.

We help clients to ensure that their succession plan is tailored to their individual needs. We ensure that they have a complete understanding of what might happen to their assets and liaise with their accountant if there are any tax issues to be considered.

Wills

A Will is a legal document that sets out how a person’s assets are to be distributed after their death. To avoid issues, they need to be carefully drafted with your personal circumstances in mind taking into account your beneficiaries and the potential for a claim from a beneficiary. Our Wills Lawyers can help you create a Will that reflects your wishes and ensures that your loved ones are provided for after your death.

It is also important that your Will is valid and take steps to ensure that it will withstand any scrutiny. We provide expert legal advice to our clients when preparing their Wills so they understand any potential legal issues.

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