Or expert Wills & Estates lawyers can help you by taking the stress out of planning for the future for your loved ones. Whether you need to make a Will, administer an estate or challenge one, our team of experts will be with you every step of the way.
All Services in Wills & Estates Law
Wills - Estate Planning, Disputes and Intestacy
Preparing a legal Will with one of our lawyers is the best way to ensure your wishes are met after you leave and to secure the future for those you love most. If you die without a valid Will your estate may pass to people who you do not wish to benefit. If you believe that you have been treated unfairly under the terms of a Will you may be able to make a claim. Our specialists can assist you no matter what challenges you face with a Will.
Estate Administration & Probate
Estate Administration is the process of administering a deceased persons Will. Often the first step in administering an estate will be to apply to the Supreme Court for a Grant of Probate, without which you may not be able to proceed with the distribution of assets or payment of liabilities. If you are the Executor we can work with you every step of the way, from applying for the grant of Probate to administering the estate for you.
Family Provision Claims
If you believe you would ordinarily be the beneficiary of a Will and this has not been the case, you may be able to make a Family Provision claim. Our experienced lawyers will guide you through every step of the claim process, from assessing your individual situation to preparing and submitting a claim on your behalf.
Powers of Attorney
There may be times during your life where you are unable to manage your financial or legal affairs by yourself. A power of attorney allows someone you trust to assist you by making decisions on your behalf when you're not able. We can help you by preparing a Power of Attorney document that ensures your decision is legally sound and expresses your wishes.
Appointment of Enduring Guardianship
If you lose the capacity to make important life decisions, having an appointed Enduring Guardian may help you by making health and lifestyle decisions for you. Your appointed guardian is entitled to medical records and can make decisions about consenting to medical treatment or deciding where you live. It is an important decision and you need the right advice before making a Guardianship appointment.
Life Insurance & Superannuation
When a loved one passes away their dependents are usually entitled to all or part of their superannuation contributions and connected insurance benefits. Our lawyers can assess your individual circumstances and assist you in applying for any entitlements you may have under the Superannuation insurance death benefits provisions.