Nobody likes to think about dying or becoming incapacitated. But making sure your affairs are in order is one of the most important things you can do to protect your assets and look after your loved ones. In the modern world of blended families, sound legal advice for estate planning is even more important. We can help to plan your affairs and ensure that your wishes are upheld.
Our Wills and Estates services include:
- Wills: Even in straight-forward circumstances, dying without a Will can drag out proceedings and delay suffering for family members. For more complex family situations, it can be a nightmare. A gift of a clear and valid Will, including a Testamentary Trust in the appropriate circumstances, is one of the best gifts you can leave.
- Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship: What happens if you can’t look after your own financial affairs, either due to long-term travel or being incapacitated by illness? Or if you become unable to make decisions about where you live and how your health will be managed? Preparing in advance for these types of scenarios can save a lot of angst and helps to ensure that people you trust are appointed to make decisions in accordance with your wishes.
- Probate and Estate Administration: We know that finalising a deceased person’s affairs after their death can be daunting and emotionally challenging. This is especially the case if the estate is complex or involves disputes. As an independent party, we can either manage this process on your behalf to obtain Grant of Probate or otherwise assist you to comply with your legal, financial and taxation responsibilities.
Whether you are a newly married couple or young parents wanting to plan for the future, recently separated from your partner or a retiree needing to prepare for ‘what if’ scenarios, we can help. We’re also well-versed in the complexities of blended families and de-facto relationships, and can help you to ensure your Will is clear, legally valid and fulfils any obligations that you may not be aware of. Clear and unambiguous documentation of your wishes is one of the most important features of estate planning and it is worth getting quality professional advice.
We can store your Will, Title Deeds and other valuable documents securely on-site in our safe custody, so there’s no uncertainty about the location of this important information and documentation when future needs arise.
To arrange a private and confidential consultation with our Wills and Estate team.