wills and estates

Wills

Is there still time to make my will? Fortunately, yes.

A will safeguards your estate by making sure it goes where you want it to when you die. Creating a will can be simple and easy.

What is a will?

Wills are personal documents that direct where your property goes after you die. If you die without a will, there is legislation that makes these decisions for you. Dying without a will is called dying ‘intestate’. A person who makes a will is called a ‘testator’.

When should I make a will?

Creating a will is something you can do only while you are alive. If you die intestate, your friends, family and loved ones are faced with the task of putting your affairs in order. This is a lot of work, and your loved ones may not receive the inheritance they were hoping for.

How do I make a will?

Making a will is simple and easy.  Fill out our simple Wills Questionnaire and a member of staff will contact you.

Or give us a call and talk to us.  We can make suggestions that can minimise tax, protect assets, and make special arrangements for children or family members with special needs.

Wills & Estates

Making a will give you the confidence of knowing your loved ones will be looked after when you are no longer around.

What will happen to my property after I die?

If you have a will, your property will go where you direct it. If you die without making a will, the result will be uncertain. There is a statutory formula that must be followed. The result may not be what you expect. The best way to achieve certainty is by making a will.

How do I make a will?

Call us and discuss your options. We will make suggestions based on your current situation and your wishes. Once we

What is estate planning?

Making plans for your assets after you die is called estate planning. An essential step in estate planning is making a will. There are other things that you can do to safeguard your assets after you die and make sure they go where you want them to. This may involve setting up a trust. We handle all aspects of estate planning. Call us to discuss what is right for you.

Estates and Probate

After a person dies, the executor named in their will normally applies for a grant of probate. The grant of probate is a court order authorizing a person to deal with the assets of the deceased. This is usually the person named as the executor in the will of the deceased. If your spouse, friend or relative died without leaving a will you may be appointed the administrator of the estate, but the procedure is different.

I have been left out of a will. What should I do?

Wills can sometimes be challenged if you have been left out. Particularly if you are a husband, wife, child or lived with someone, you may be able to challenge a will if you have been left out. The time frames for challenging a will are short, so it is important that seek legal advice as soon as possible.

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