Wills & Estates

It is of utmost importance that you have a valid and legal Will. It ensures that, upon your death, your assets are distributed by people you trust in accordance with your wishes.

In some cases, Wills can be contested and determined to be invalid due to errors or omissions. This is just of the many reasons that your Will should be drafted by an experienced lawyer.

If you have a Will, it should be updated following significant life changing events including marriage, remarriage, separation, divorce, the birth of a child, the death of your partner or spouse.  This will ensure that your Will continues to accurately reflect your wishes. Generally speaking, it is good practice to review the contents of your Will every five to seven years.

If you do not have a valid Will in operation at the time of your death the Public Trustee may be appointed to manage the Estate and will charge a fee to do so.  In this case, your true wishes may not be taken into account.

The potential cost of not having a valid Will is insignificant when compared with the cost of preparing one.

Contested Estates and Inheritance Claims

You may have been inadequately provided for in a Will.  Alternatively, you may have been excluded from a Will altogether. If so, contact us. You may have a right to challenge a Will or claim a greater portion of an Estate. Strict time limits apply in these matters so it is important that you seek legal advice as soon as possible.

Stanley & Co. Lawyers can assist you with the following:

  • Advanced Care Directives
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Estate Administration
  • Probate Applications
  • Wills
  • Business Structuring for the Future
  • Family Inheritance Claims
  • Succession Planning

SOME OF OUR FIXED FEE SERVICES

Please call us to discuss our prices.

Singles

  • Standard Will
  • Enduring Power of Attorney
  • Advance Care Directive
  • Standard Will AND Enduring Power of Attorney
  • Standard Will AND Advance Care Directive
  • Standard Will AND Enduring Power of Attorney AND Advance Care Directive

Couples

  • 2 Standard Wills
  • 2 Enduring Power of Attorneys
  • 2 Advance Care Directives
  • 2 Standard Wills AND 2 Enduring Power of Attorneys
  • 2 Standard Wills AND 2 Advance Care Directives
  • 2 Standard Wills AND 2 Enduring Power of Attorneys AND 2 Advance Care Directives

Our prices relate to “standard” documents. In our experience, a standard Will suits most people’s needs and remains relevant as their circumstances change. Non-standard documents are, of course, also available. Once we know what you are looking for, we can offer you a fixed fee for any non-standard document as well. Giving our clients certainty about their fees is very important to us.

We would like to tell you more about this. Please give us a call for a no-obligation chat with one of our experienced solicitors.