At PW Lawyers, we understand that dealing with a deceased estate is one of the more difficult challenges in life. From mountains of paper work to legal jargon and simmering family disputes, they’re the last things you want to deal with when you’re grieving the loss of someone important in your life.
So, let us help you by:
- Interpreting the Will of the deceased in terms of estate laws
- Advising executors and trustees in regard to their duties and rights
- Informing government bodies including Centrelink and Veterans Affairs
- Applying for Probate of the Will in the Supreme Court
- Dealing with intestacy (where there is no Will)
- Applying for Letters of Administration (if the Will is deemed invalid or is absent)
- Identifying estate assets and liabilities
- Obtaining valuations of estate property
- Collecting estate financial assets including superannuation, bank funds, shares, outstanding loans, and insurance payouts
- Selling or transferring estate property including estate auctions
- Paying estate debts including mortgages, funeral costs, and testamentary expenses
- Advising in regard to family and testamentary trusts
- Administering trust funds
- Distributing bequests and inheritances to beneficiaries
- Organising information for estate tax returns
- Family mediation and negotiation
- Contesting wills in the Supreme Court
- Defending estate litigation in the Supreme Court
- Acting for the Plaintiff in Family Provision Claims
- Acting for the Defendant in Family Provision Claims
Formerly Proctor Willaws, PW Lawyers was founded by Wills & Estates Accredited Specialist John Buttfield in 1996, and the firm has been listed by Doyle’s as a Recommended Firm for this area of law. However, despite this, we keep our professional fees for Probate at the gazetted scale level unchanged since 2008, as we are passionate about giving our clients the best service and advice at an extremely difficult and emotional time, at an affordable price.
Contact us to find out more or to arrange an appointment with one of our experienced estate lawyers.