Our team of lawyers has extensive experience dealing with all aspects of legal wills, probate, succession planning and estate litigation including:
Slater & Gordon is committed to working with you to address your concerns, assess the relevant issues and give you sensible, practical and candid advice about the legal options available to you.
Doing the right thing via our legal will
All of us want to do the right thing by our loved ones during our lifetimes and after our death. In the event we can no longer look after ourselves, it is important that we have powers of attorney in place to reduce the possibility of estate disputes and ensure that those people we trust the most to look out for our best interests will be the people with the power to do this.
Preparing a legal will
Preparing a will is the best way to ensure that once we die our family members are properly provided for and the likelihood of estate disputes occurring is reduced. Sometimes, life throws up challenging and stressful circumstances that will require us to make important decisions about a family member or loved one. If the family member or loved one does not have powers of attorney, someone needs to be appointed to ensure that the best interest of the family member or loved one can be met.
When somebody becomes incapable of managing their own affairs, important legal steps must be taken to reduce the possibility of estate disputes by ensuring that their care, welfare and administration of their financial and legal affairs are managed in their best interests. Unfortunately, sometimes family members will not agree about what is in the best interests of their loved one and will find themselves in conflict.
Families may also find themselves in conflict after the death of a loved one leading to will disputes. Conflict may arise where your loved one has not made a will or where a family member decides to challenge a will because they have been excluded. It is important that you have access to objective legal advice from experienced deceased estate lawyers so that you can make informed decisions during a difficult and stressful time for all concerned. That is where Slater & Gordon can help.
Our specialist wills, probates, succession planning & estate litigation team
Slater & Gordon's wills, probates, succession planning & estates litigation service is personal, professional and cost effective. Our deceased estate lawyers appreciate the importance of maintaining family relationships and in the case of will disputes will attempt to resolve the dispute without the need to issue formal legal proceedings. In our experience, most will disputes can be settled at or before mediation, minimising the costs and strain on family relationships.
If you have a similar concern, please contact our specialist wills, probates,succession planning & estates team as soon as possible.