Wills & Estates

Our Wills & Estates team is experienced to service all areas of succession planning and deceased estates.  Our expertise encompasses simple wills, complex estate and succession planning, administration and estate litigation, including:

  • asset protection and succession planning
  • preparation of both simple and complex Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney (Financial/Personal and Appointment of Medical Treatment Decision Makers)
  • guardianship and administration matters, including appearances at VCAT
  • applications for Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration
  • simple and complex estate administration
  • estate litigation
  • resealing international & interstate Grants of Representation
  • acting as independent estate solicitor or court appointed administrator, and
  • cy-prés applications.

This expertise is complemented by our private wealth (legal)  and taxation capability.

Our team is led by an Accredited Specialist in Wills & Estates (Law Institute of Victoria) who is recognised as one of the country’s leading practitioners in this field.  We understand the sensitivities inherent in this area, and provide discreet solutions-focused advice.


Hours to suit you

We appreciate that your time is valuable, and for this reason, we are happy to offer consultations by telephone, skype, or email, to suit your needs.

You can also start the process of your Wills or Probate and Estate Administration consultation by engaging in our interactive forms online. Initially you will be asked a series of questions about your situation and asked to nominate matters you wish to specifically address. The second stage of our interactive form will ask you detailed questions regarding your current circumstances, or the circumstances of the estate. If you wish to progress and meet with one of our lawyers, those instructions will then be provided in summary to our lawyers, to ensure that your first meeting with them is meaningful.

You will not be charged for using our online form.


What happens when someone dies?

The ABC podcast, The Pineapple Project, features an informative and (dare we say it) entertaining series about the practicalities around death.   Click here to access the podcast.


Recognition

Our Wills & Estates team has received the following recognition:

  • Doyles Guide – Leading Wills, Estates & Succession Planning Law Firms – Victoria, 2019-2021 – Second Tier (ranked Third Tier in 2018).
  • Doyles Guide – Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Law Firms – Victoria, 2019-2021 – Second Tier (ranked Third Tier in 2018).
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