Wills and Estates

As a firm established in 1931 we command respect in this field by the profession at large. We have acted for grandparents, parents and children in deceased estates in the same family down through the decades.

Wills, Powers of Attorneys and Estate Planning are part and parcel of our day to day business.

Most people underestimate the importance of having a Will, underestimate the size of their Estate or keep putting it off which is not advisable. ‘The wisest of us knows not when or how we will leave this life.’ The urgent need for an up to date and valid Will, Enduring Power of Attorney and Advance Health Directive cannot be overstated. You need to have these documents now because even if you die of old age, you do not know when and how. Doing these documents now takes into account any unanticipated event.

If you are over 18 you should have a Will, Enduring Power of Attorney and probably also an Advance Health Directive. Having these documents will give you piece of mind in the knowledge that your loved ones will have your well considered intentions and wishes reduced to writing to help guide them through any difficult time. Remember, we all take our turn to leave our loved ones, at a time which is usually not of our choosing.

We will plan your administration to minimise time and expense. We are able to say that it is difficult to have more experience and competence than we have in this area given that so many of our valued clients since we commenced practice in 1931 have taken their turn to leave their loved ones. This is an area we can assure you of peace of mind with a minimum of fuss at what is an extremely sad time in the life of the loved ones of any deceased person.

We can also assist Executors in understanding their obligations and assist in progressing the administration of the Estate in the most efficient and most effective manner.

Services our firm offers:

  • Drafting and updating Wills
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Advance Heath Directives
  • Estate planning
  • Estate administration and management
  • Probate Applications
  • Letters of Administration (in the event there is no Will)
  • Litigation over the validity of Wills or interpretation of particular provisions in a Will
  • Claims for further provision under the Succession Act
  • Any other Will or Estate dispute

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