You might not believe this but, if you don’t need us – we’ll tell you. This is why we offer a fixed fee initial consultation – to discuss the problem you have, figure out if it’s a legal problem and if so, how best to help you with it. If it’s not strictly a legal problem, but could be assisted by some legal know-how, then we can provide you with that too. We try to empower our clients – we don’t just aim to help you, we aim to explain what is happening and what tools you and your lawyer can use to get you through it. Even so, sometimes legal processes can be confusing to people who aren’t used to them – separating from your partner, buying or selling a house, starting a business – and you want to get it right. Getting it right is the lawyer’s job. So if you want to get it right the first time then yes, you need a lawyer.
Wills and Deceased Estates
Every adult should have a will, even if you do not think you have anything to leave. One of the most stressful times in a person’s life is losing a loved one. No one needs the added stress of trying to figure out what to do with what is left over – the car, the superannuation, the last pay packet. From the simplest of wills to complex trusts, life estates or contractual wills between partners, our succession lawyers can help.
We can also advise you on the risks and pitfalls of unusual gifts, conditional gifts, unequal distributions or even leaving someone out of your will altogether.
If a loved one has passed, with or without a will, we can assist with sorting out their estate. Our succession lawyers are experienced in dealing with banks and other entities who require notification when someone dies, and we endeavour to make the process as simple and straightforward as possible.