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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 simple and complex estates
- Enduring powers of Attorney
- Enduring powers of Guardianship
- Advanced Health Directives (Living Wills)
- Challenging wills
- Testamentary trusts
- Probate of estates through the Supreme Court
- Transfer of properties and assets
- Business succession planning including director and shareholder agreements
- Formulating strategies for provision and care of beneficiaries
- Protecting assets from challenges
- Estate administration
- Advice on the links between estate planning and superannuation
Estate planning is an essential, but all too often neglected part of life. Without a Will and appropriate 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.
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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 An out of date Will may not adequately provide for family members or people who should be cared for by your estate after you have gone.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 of Western Australia to resolve. Not having a Will leaves the law of Intestacy to apply, and the Administration Act will determine who gets your assets, again often resulting in proceedings being commenced with Supreme Court of Western Australia.
We can provide advice and 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. We also advise on the links between estate planning and superannuation.