Wills & Estates
A Will is much more than a document stating who will receive your belongings and assets after you die; it’s a valuable form of personal security that protects those nearest and dearest to you.
How we Help you with Wills
We have helped clients create and contest Wills for many years, and our knowledge and experience in this area ensures the process is as quick and stress-free as possible for you.
Assets Not Covered By a Will
Examples of assets not covered by a Will include:
- Assets held by a superannuation fund, which generally go to a dependant spouse or children
- Assets owned by discretionary trusts, which do not become part of your estate as they remain the property of the trust
- Proceeds from a life insurance policy, which are paid directly to the beneficiary nominated by the insured person, and do not form part of the deceased’s estate.
- Assets owned by unit trusts or companies that are controlled by you, although the shares or units of such trusts and companies will be part of your estate.
Many of the assets that constitute an estate can be contested in a Will dispute so it’s important to get the right legal advice when preparing your Will to avoid any dispute or confusion between your beneficiaries.
By working with us we can:
- Make sure your Will is valid
- Assess the size and scope of your estate
- Assist with making or managing any type of Will dispute
- Negotiate your best possible outcome
- Take away the stress and worry that comes with making or contesting Wills.
- Professional fees $275 each document for a will.
- Professional fees $180 each document for an Enduring Power of Attorney.
Will Dispute Fees
We’re able to offer a No Win – No Fee* cost agreement in most cases related to Will disputes. No Win – No Fee means that you do not pay any of our legal fees upfront – you only have to pay us an agreed fee if we’re successful in obtaining for you some of the estate you are entitled to.
WILL DISPUTES – NO WIN NO FEE
According to the law, the validity of a Will can be challenged after a person dies if:
- They did not have the capacity to make a Will at the time they signed it
- They made the Will under the influence of others
- The claimant believes they’re entitled to more from the deceased’s estate than they received.
Although the law recognises a person’s right to choose who will receive his or her property and possessions, there are often sound reasons why a person may choose to contest a Will.
If you are considering contesting a Will, there are several types of claims you need to know about.
We can help you contest a Will
Contesting a Will can be complicated, but our team of expert estate litigation lawyers can guide you through every step of the process and fight for what’s rightfully yours.
We have helped clients contest Wills for many years, and our knowledge and experience in this area ensures the process is as quick and stress-free as possible for you.
By Enlisting our Services:
- We can make sure your claim is viable
- We can review the size and scope of the estate
- We can negotiate your best possible outcome
- We can take away the anxiety and worry.
We’re able to offer a No Win – No Fee* cost agreement in most cases related to Will disputes. No Win – No Fee means that you do not pay any of our legal fees upfront.
It’s essential that you obtain prompt legal advice about Will disputes and estate cases as there are strict timeframes governing when you can make a claim.
Whether you believe you’ve been unfairly provided for, received an unexpectedly small inheritance or have been left out of a Will altogether, contact us today for a free 30 minute consultation about whether you have legal grounds for financial compensation.
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