Most people believe making a Will is a simple matter. However, the fact is that a Will can be a rather complex document. At Adams Wilson Lawyers we can simplify it for you and ensure your individual circumstances are catered for. When taking your instructions for drafting your Will we work with you to clarify your personal situation and identify your wishes, ensuring your estate is transferred to the beneficiaries you intend.
The creation of a Will is essential for every one of us at least once in our lifetime. The consequences of dying without a valid Will means your Estate is 'intestate' and can lead to a complicated and costly burden for your loved ones.
Whilst drafting a current Will must deal with your present situation, we recommend your Will should be reviewed every time your state of affairs or life circumstances change. For example; if you get married, re-married or divorced, the birth of a child, a beneficiary dies, acquiring a property or at least every 3-5 years.
Experienced Will & Estate Lawyers
Our lawyers have spent many years drafting both simple and complex Wills and Powers of Attorney for our clients. We have experience in advising and acting for clients in complex estate management matters including the drafting of complex testamentary trusts.
We have also been involved in substantial litigation where a beneficiary or non beneficiary, who believes they are entitled to a benefit under a Will or Letters of Administration, seeks to enforce those rights in the Courts.
We offer the following services for Wills and Estates:
- Drafting of Wills, Testamentary Trusts
- Drafting of codicils
- Drafting General Powers of Attorney, this is a formal document giving a person you appoint authority to make decisions on your behalf for a specified period of time. It is used while you still have capacity, for example if you are travelling overseas and need to authorise someone to pay your bills
- Drafting Enduring Powers of Attorney, this allows you to appoint someone to make decisions on your behalf if you have lost capacity and are unable to make decisions whether they be personal or financial
- Acting for trustees, beneficiaries and / or executors in estate administration
- Acting for trustees, beneficiaries and / or executors in estate litigation
If you do not have a Will or Power of Attorney and believe your circumstances may require one, you should call our lawyers and let us meet you to provide advice on your personal estate matters.
On the other hand, if you are a beneficiary or have not received a benefit under an estate when you believe you should have, please call us as soon as possible so we may seek what is fair and due to you. The sooner, the better as there are time limits in making such applications.
Please call 1300 253 203 or send us an enquiry today.