Wills & Estates
The lawyers at Bowen Buchbinder Vilensky offer specialist advice and assistance on a range of estate planning, wills and probate areas on a Fixed Fee Price basis. Our services include:
- Specialist drafting of wills for complex estates
- Enduring powers of attorney
- Enduring powers of guardianship
- Advanced Health Directives (Living Wills)
- Challenging wills
- Testamentary trusts
- Directorship and shareholder agreements
- Probate of estates through the Supreme Court
- Commencing and defending challenges to estates under the
- Inheritance Act
Mediation of family inheritance disputes
- Transfer of properties and assets
- Business succession planning
- Formulating strategies for provision and care of beneficiaries
- Protecting assets from challenges
- Estate administration
Estate planning is an essential, but all too often neglected part of life. Without a will and estate plan, your family may end up in bitter and costly legal disputes over your estate. Without a good and thoroughly considered estate plan, when the time comes, your home, business and investments may not only end up in the wrong hands, but may be the subject of repeated disputes between family members, business partners or unconsidered beneficiaries. The legal costs of these disputes are normally paid from your estate and may substantially diminish the value of your estate to your beneficiaries.
Estate planning may also incorporate testamentary trusts for assets to be left to children or disabled beneficiaries, guardianship of children, powers of attorney and succession of business assets and partnerships. The legal implications of not having a will that is up to date and reflects the changing circumstances of modern families and businesses, or not having a will at all, can be enormous. An out of date will may not adequately provide for family members or people who should be cared for by your estate after you have gone. Disgruntled beneficiaries may have no option but to take the matter to the Supreme Court. Not having a will leaves the law of intestacy to apply, and the State will determine who gets your assets, often resulting in a Supreme Court action.
We can arrange and prepare comprehensive and up to date wills and estate planning documents that not only reflect your wishes in a clear and concise way, but can also ensure a smooth transition of assets to the right beneficiaries.
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