Wills and Estates

Planning for the Future

Protecting your family’s future makes good sense.

Everyone needs a properly drafted will which reflects how they want to distribute their assets.

How will decisions be made if you are away or incapacitated for some reason?

We can help by:

  • preparing wills which:
    • reflect your wishes; and
    • use the most appropriate legal structure to achieve what you want.
  • Preparing powers of attorney and enduring powers of attorney and enduring guardianship.

We can also assist with applications for probate or letters of administration after someone dies and all matters relating to administration of an estate.

Elder Law

Elder law is an area of the law that deals with legal issues that are particularly important to seniors, their family members and friends, including:

  • where they will live;
  • wills;
  • powers of attorney;
  • the possibility of appointing someone to make decisions for the senior;
  • appointing a guardian and guardianship; and
  • discrimination.

We can help with all aspects of elder law including reviewing aged care facility agreements, preparing powers of attorney, guardianship, guardianship applications and appearances in the Guardianship Tribunal.

Family provision law

Sometimes a will doesn’t provide for people who have a right to some part of an estate. Sometimes the people left behind need more than the testator provided for them. And sometimes a person dies without leaving a will at all. If any of these problems happen to you, we can help with:

  • Telling you your rights under family provision laws
  • Making a claim against an estate
  • Challenging wills and estates
  • Intestacy
  • Getting proper provision from a deceased’s estate
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Family Provision Law

Sometimes a will doesn’t provide for people who have a right to some part of an estate, or the person may have died without leaving a will at all.  If that affects you, we can help with:

  • Telling you your rights under family provision laws
  • Contesting wills and estates
  • Intestacy