Everyone should have a legally binding Will that clearly sets out how they would like their assets to be distributed in the event of their death. If someone dies without a Will, their estate is divided according to state laws and regulations that may not be in harmony with the deceased’s wishes.
It is particularly important to keep your Will up to date, especially when your circumstances change, such as after getting married, separating or having children.
We can help you to prepare a legally binding Will that ensures your estate will be distributed according to your wishes. We can also prepare tools on your behalf, such as a Power of Attorney or Enduring Guardian that will protect your interests (and those of your beneficiaries) in the event that you cannot make decisions regarding your financial affairs or medical care in the future.
In addition to preparing Wills, Powers of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship documents, our experienced lawyers can also provide advice and representation in the field of Estate disputes. If you think you have been treated unfairly under a Will and believe you may be entitled to make a claim against an Estate, we can help you to determine whether you are eligible to make a claim in the first instance, and if so, provide accurate advice guidance as to the likely outcomes. If you are the Executor of a Will we can also help you to resolve any disputes and defend the Will against a potential challenge.