Wills & Probate Law
Our Wills, Probate and Powers of Attorney Department has extensive expertise in relation to:
- Preparation of Wills & Codicils
- Preparation of Probate documents
- Administration of Estates
- Testators Family Maintenance Claims
- Wills and Estate Litigation
We are happy to offer the service of safe-keeping of your Will in our Deed System for no charge.
We appreciate that in today’s society relationships are becoming increasingly complex and that very careful attention is needed when preparing Wills to cover all relevant aspects and potential entitlements for our clients and their families.
For anyone contemplating instructing us to prepare their will, please complete a Will Instruction Sheet (see below) to ensure we have the correct information to enable us to correctly comply with your wishes. In due course, bring the completed form to the first interview or send to us in the mail.
Will Instruction Sheet
Other specific areas of expertise include:
Administration of Estates
We have extensive experience in the area of maintaining estates during the minority of beneficiaries, liasing with related experts – including financial planners, accountants – and finalising Estates according to their terms.
Testator’s Family Maintenance Claims
Claims of this type arise when there is a dispute as to the provisions and allowances made under a Will. We have acted for a variety of parties both in relation to commencing and defending claims of this nature. Mediation of these disputes often resolves them without the added expense of a Court action.