Wills and estates

 

The importance of having a current Will is often overlooked; The “default” inheritance provisions in the Administration Act are not always appropriate, even in straight-forward family situations. The advantages of making a Will include:

 

(i)         The ability to select the right person to administer the estate as executor;

(ii)        Ensuring that assets are distributed in accordance with the Willmaker’s wishes;

(iii)       Enabling the appointment of a testamentary guardian for infant children, where applicable;

(iv)       Having a Will tailored for the Willmaker’s specific circumstances substantially reduces the prospect of disputes arising or proceedings issued by partner or children.

We service all aspects of Wills and estate practice, including accepting appointment as executor, arranging for grant of probate or letters of administration and assisting with the administration of estates and distribution of assets. We also provide advice and representation on disputes arising from estates.