Wills & Estates
Your local wills & estates lawyers in Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Maitland & the Central Coast
You, like most people, want peace of mind and certainty about what happens to your assets in the event of your death. Having a well drafted will has become even more important in our changing society where there are blended families. We can make sure that your family members are aware of what you would like to happen to your assets and in doing so minimise potential disputes over your estate after your death.
We can also help you with preparing documents that appoint someone to manage your financial affairs and make decisions about your care and welfare whilst you are alive but no longer capable of making decisions. Often these documents are prepared at the same time that we prepare your will.
In some circumstances it may be appropriate to prepare a testamentary trust to ensure that your assets are adequately protected for your beneficiaries. This is a complex area of estate planning that requires careful and considered advice.
If one of your family members has passed away we can apply for probate and administer the estate on behalf of the executor of the will. We can also assist you in cases where there is a dispute over the distribution of the estate and the Court is involved.