Wills & Estates

Wills & Estates

We understand how difficult it can be navigating legal documents in preparation for what will be a difficult time for you and your loved ones. As part of your Estate planning we will discuss with you the benefits of drafting your Will, having a power of attorney in place, health directions or an Advanced Health Care Plan.


Are you wondering if now is a good time to make a Will? If YOU want to decide what happens to your property, then you need a Will. If you already have a Will, and you haven’t looked at it in a while or your circumstances have changed, you should take a look to see if still reflects your wishes. Who should get your house? Should your cousin still get your car? Don’t leave it until it’s too late, contact us for an appointment now.

Power of Attorney

When you’re fit and healthy you don’t necessarily need anyone else to do anything for you. When you die, your Will can deal with it all. But what if you’re not so well or can’t make decisions for yourself? That’s when an Attorney appointment under a Power of Attorney can step in for you.

An Attorney can do anything you can do at law, so when and how you appoint an Attorney is very important. Should you restrict what that person/people can do? For how long should they be appointed? There are many things that need to be considered. Let us explain the process of having an attorney and help you to have a document in place that is right for your needs.

Call us for your Wills and Estate related questions.

Health Directions and Advanced Health Care Plan

You might already have a Will in place. You might even have a Power of Attorney drawn up. But should you you also have a Health Direction and Advanced Health Care Plan in place? What if you are sick and in hospital, but your Next of Kin or Attorney are not present?

How does the hospital manage your treatment? A Health Direction and/or Advanced Health Care Plan can help – the information you provide is used to help you when you need it most. Let us help you be prepared for those times, please call to discuss your needs.


Probate is the process where a Court gives legal effect to a Will, or produces Letters of Administration in absence of a Will or final testamentary document.

Applications for Probate of a Will or Letters of Administration can be quite involved with a specific processes and strict timeframes. Please contact us for further information as soon as possible if you want to discuss such an application.

Executor’s duties and obligations can be confusing and deadlines apply to your proper duties.  Contact us if you are not aware of your obligations as the executor so we can guide you through the process.

Estate matters or disputes?

A death of a family member is a very difficult a time. We understand that there may be circumstances where you may need to dispute what is in a Will, or how your loved one’s estate is being distributed. We have the knowledge and experience in Estate matters and Probate litigation to offer you the support to assist you through this dispute.

Your first appointment is free and Dean will discuss what costs may apply

Selling a Property

If you need to sell a property as part of the estate distribution, call us to assist you through the legal aspect of selling your loved one’s property.

Call us on (02) 6247 2222 to discuss your Wills and Estates questions today!