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Need a Wills and Estate lawyer?
Prepare an Estate Package at The Australian Legal Practice to have peace of mind that your wishes will be fulfilled.
Our services include:
- Preparation of Wills
- Handling the estates of people who die intestate (without a will)
- Estate planning
- Applying for Letters of Administration
- Family Provision Claims (acting for people left out of a will or defending a will)
- Contested wills
- Lodging caveats
- Powers of Attorney
- Appointment of Enduring Guardian
- Testamentary trusts.
Our firm offers an estate package that includes three vital documents:
- Your Last Will and Testament
- Power of Attorney
- Enduring Guardianship
Your Last Will and Testament
What do wills contain?
As a legally binding document, your last will and testament contains instructions about the division of your assets, funeral arrangements, the appointed legal guardian of children under 18 years of age and your selected executor of the will.
Your last will and testament has no effect until you pass away and will not be released to anyone unless we receive an official death certificate.
Power of attorney
What is a power of attorney?
A power of attorney is a legally binding document. It allows you to appoint a chosen individual or institution to manage your financial and legal matters.
There are two kinds of power of attorney.
- A general power, active while you still have the capacity to make financial decisions yourself.
- An enduring power that only activates once you have lost the capacity to make financial decisions.
Our experienced estate lawyers will discuss these options with you and assist you in deciding on the most suitable choice for your position.
What is an enduring guardianship?
An enduring guardianship is a legally binding document containing the appointment of a trusted individual to make decisions regarding your healthcare and lifestyle.
The invested powers only come into effect only once you have lost the capacity to make decisions for yourself.
As enduring guardianship is a nuanced document, drafting it with an experienced legal professional is essential. As such, contact our office on (02) 8084 9929 for advice tailored to you.
Our Sydney-based law office provides impartial witnesses for the signing of your documents. Our experienced lawyers will securely store your documents and ensure yearly maintenance. Acquire your estate package today, call us on (02) 8084 9929.
Do you need a probate lawyer in NSW?
What is probate?
Probate is a court order confirming a will’s validity and permitting the executor to distribute the estate and pay the deceased’s debts as required.
The Supreme Court of New South Wales makes grants of probate for a deceased’s assets in New South Wales.
How to apply for probate?
It is the responsibility of the executor named in the will to seek an application for probate.
At The Australian Legal Practice, we can complete the necessary processes to apply for probate on behalf of the executor.
Our solicitors are very familiar with probate applications and can:
- Gather the necessary documentation
- Publish an online probate notice
- Upon 14 days of the publication, submit a probate application
- Respond to any court Requisitions
How long does it take to get probate?
An outcome for probate is usually received around six weeks after an application is made. Yet, wait times may vary depending on the number of applications received by the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
Wait times are published online, and you may check the current processing times here.
If you need to apply for probate, contact our office now on (02) 8084 9929.
Make a booking to arrange a free consult today.