Practice Areas

Estate Planning

Our estate planning services help you to ensure the administration of your finances are carried out according to your wishes, in the most efficient way, in the unfortunate event of your death.

This can range from just a simple Will to much more including appropriate asset protection strategies and setting up discretionary testamentary trusts within your Will to distribute your estate to your beneficiaries in a tax efficient manner, minimise the possibility of challenges to your Will, avoid family disputes and costly litigation, minimise capital gains tax, protect your estate from claims from divorce, bankruptcy or creditors.

Probate

Probate is a Court order declaring a deceased's Will valid and that the person named in the will as the executor can finalise the deceased's affairs.

Where there is not a will, the grant by the Court is called "Letters of Administration".

The process involves obtaining various documents and information in relation to the estate and making application to the Court of a court order.

In NSW the fees for obtaining a grant of Probate are fixed by Legislation.

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