Get advice from our experienced Adelaide wills and estates Lawyers

A carefully thought out and correctly drafted will is one of the most important documents you can put in place to protect your family. Wills are complex documents and it is important to ensure they prepared correctly to ensure your wishes are properly accounted for. 

Errors in preparing your will can have serious consequences for those left behind and it is essential to get it right. 

For those left behind, the death of a loved one will be a traumatic experience. The last thing they need is the added stress, anxiety and cost in navigating the legal maze if you do not have a clear and valid will in place.

Making Your Will

If you are over 18 years of age and have assets or superannuation it is time to make your will. Our experienced Adelaide wills and estates lawyers can assist you in putting an appropriate will in place that suits your individual circumstances. Our services include:

  • Assisting you to draft a will that clearly documents your wishes and accounts for changes in circumstances;
  • Advice on the role and responsibilities of executors
  • Advice on the nomination of guardians for any children
  • Advice the need for testamentary trusts
  • Advice on how to effectively deal with non-estate assets such as trusts, companies and superannuation.
  • Safe storage of your will and other legal documents in a fire proof safe until you need them at no charge.

Try our Online Will Form and Assets and Liability Proforma to assist with the development of your will.

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We take time to ensure that your instructions are understood and accurately reflected in your will . The process usually occurs over the course of two meetings; however, additional meetings may be required depending onindividual needs. At the initial meeting, we talk through your personal circumstances including your family and asset structure and discuss your wishes. It is not expected that you will come to the first meeting with all the answers and as we explore your options, it is common for people to take things to think about after the first meeting.  At the conclusion of the first meeting we arrange a second appointment with you to return and sign the completed documents. 

Once all documents are signed we make the relevant certified copies for you and offer free storage for your original documents in our fire proof safe.

Enduring power of attorney and advance care directive

In addition to wills, Enduring Power of Attorney and Advance Care Directive are essential to good estate planning. Enduring Power of Attorney and Advance Care Directive documents empower you to appoint trusted and competent people to make decisions on your behalf should you become incapacitated or unable to make your own decisions. 

Failure to appoint an attorney and substitute decision-maker through an Enduring Power of Attorney and Advance Care Directive will result in the decision being taken out of your hands and the person appointed may not be who you would have chosen for yourself. 

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Estate Administration

If you have been appointed as an executor under a will or are otherwise eligible to act as administrator of an intestate estate, it is important that you seek expert Estate advice. 

The role and obligations of an executor/administrator can be complex and can have significant consequences if not executed correctly. 

At Williams Barristers and Solicitors our team of expert estate lawyers have the experience necessary to guide you through the probate process up to completion of your executorial/administrative duties. 

In addition to our inhouse expertise, we have a network of valuers, conveyancers and accountants who are all well versed in the area of estate administration to ensure that your role is discharged lawfully and as efficiently as possible

If you are looking to draft your own will or need assistance to administer an estate, we encourage you to contact our experienced will and estate lawyers. Call us on 84519040.

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