Wills and Estates

Wills and Estates

It is important that you take the time and care to ensure that your Will properly reflects your wishes so the assets that you have worked hard to accumulate during your lifetime pass to the people you intend to benefit.

We provide advice on how to properly record your wishes in your Will, how to ensure those wishes are carried out as quickly as possible after you pass away and how to ensure your Estate is administered efficiently.

We have considerable experience in the area of challenging a Will or contesting an Estate in circumstances where adequate provision has not been made for you under the deceased’s Will or the deceased made promises to provide for you in their Will.

In these circumstances, we can advise you on the merits of your claim and we can assist you to attempt to reach a fair and reasonable settlement.  If that is not possible, we can represent you at all stages of any Court proceedings.

As part of proper succession planning, we generally recommend putting in place Enduring Powers of Attorney.  EPOAs allow you to appointment a trusted person to act on your behalf in the event that you cannot make decisions for yourself in circumstances of physical or mental incapacity.