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Wills & Estates

Our lawyers provide practical advice regarding Wills, Estates and Powers of Attorney.

 

WILLS

Our experienced solicitors ensure they understand your individual circumstances so that your Will ensures your assets are distributed according to your wishes.

We can tailor advice to your particular circumstances and can assist in your business and estate planning.

We can assist with:

  • Wills (both straightforward and complex ones)
  • Testamentary Trusts
  • Preparation of other Trusts including discretionary and unit trusts
  • Business and estate planning
  • Guardianship matters

 

ESTATES

Our team is experienced in the administration of deceased estates and can explain to the executors what needs to be done to carry out the wishes of the deceased. We also provide advice on what needs to be done where a person dies intestate (ie. without a Will).

South Geldard Lawyers also assist in estate disputes such as challenging a Will or making a claim for provision out of a deceased estate.

We can assist with:

Administration of deceased estates (including where there is no Will)

  • Applications for Probate
  • Other Court applications
  • Advising executors on their duties
  • Advising beneficiaries on their rights
  • Estate litigation including family provision applications

 

POWERS OF ATTORNEY

Your Will operates from your death however an Enduring Power of Attorney operates during your lifetime to give someone else power to sign documents and make decisions on your behalf if you are incapacitated. South Geldard Lawyers provide advice on how best to structure your Enduring Power of Attorney.

We can assist with:

  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • General Powers of Attorney
  • Advance Health Directives

 

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