One of the important documents a person over 18 should have in place is a valid Will. This is the only way to ensure that your estate will be dealt with according to your wishes. Without a valid Will, your estate is not automatically distributed to your partner and dependent children. This may cause them financial hardship and costly estates disputes.
If you do not currently have a Will, it is recommended to speak with an estate planning lawyer. Having a Will made by an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer provides peace of mind and ensures your final wishes are carried out.
We have great experience in preparing Wills and assist executors and beneficiaries with the administration of deceased estates. We take the stress and complexity out of the administration process and assist our clients to apply for a grant of probate, transfer property, redeem investments and deal with superannuation assets.
Our fees vary depending on the type of application we are preparing for you. We charge a set fee and explain it to you before we start your application.
Probate is a court order granted by the Supreme Court of South Australia. It confirms the will is valid, and the executor has permission to distribute the estate.
You must also be capable of making the enduring power of attorney freely and voluntarily and not due to pressure from someone else.
A Trust has no separate legal entity from the Trustee. This means, the Trustee is responsible for the liabilities of the Trust.