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Wills & Estate / Probate

Why do I need a Will?

A will preserves and protects the assets that you have spent a lifetime working towards.  A will is a legal document that contains your wishes of what you want done with your assets when you are no longer here.  It can also deal with things such as the legal guardianship of your children, where you can appoint a person to look after your children if you are no longer here to care for them.

 

What happens if I don’t have a Will?

If you die and you do not have a valid legal will legislation prescribes who manages your estate and who inherits your assets.

 

When should I review my will?

You should review your will when there is a change in your major relationships, for example if you get married, separated of divorced or where there is a death of a relative that you have included in your will.  You should also review your will when you make major changes to your assets, for example when you buy or sell considerably large assets which may be dealt with in your will.

 

How do I make a will?

It is important that you seek professional help when considering the future security, wealth and well-being for your family and loved ones.  Jeff Horsey Solicitor can help you prepare your Will regardless of whether it is for a large or small estate.  We offer clients years of experience when it comes to taking instructions and offering guidance.  Enjoy the peace of mind of knowing everything is taken care of.

 

I am executor of someone’s will, what do I do?

Dealing with banks, superannuation and insurance companies, government departments and other large organisations can be highly stressful for executors and administrators of an estate, especially at time when a close friend or relative has just passed away.  Often probate or letters of administration will need to be sought from the Supreme Court.  Our solicitors are experienced at handling estate administration and can relieve you of this stressful task.