Wills and Estates Lawyers

Introducing Our
Wills & Estates Team

If you’re looking for a wills and estates lawyer, Tonkin Drysdale Partners can help. Planning your Estate properly, with guidance from an experienced lawyer is very important. Without this clear legal advice there may be potentially serious implications for you and your loved ones.

There are many milestones in your life, such as marriage, the birth of your children, house purchases or separation and divorce that will affect the way you want your assets distributed in the event of your death. Our team of Wills and Estates lawyers can help preserve and enhance the value of your estate, avoiding adverse consequences for intended beneficiaries.

A Will is just one part of the process of documenting, implementing and achieving these objectives. Crucial estate planning decisions are now often made in the choice of financial products such as superannuation and insurance, and any ownership structures chosen for business and investment assets, to ensure the protection of assets and the minimisation of tax. Estate planning needs to be compatible with a person’s wealth accumulation, asset protection, retirement, care, business and business succession plans.

Contested Estates Lawyers

Our Estates Lawyers also provide expert advice and representation in Contested Estates, with decades of experience acting for both Executors and Claimants in Will and Estate disputes.

Will Disputes

To dispute a Will is to challenge the validity of the Will. This may be on the basis that the maker of the Will lacked testamentary capacity at the time they made the Will, or the maker of the Will was under “undue influence” when they made the Will, or the Will has been forged.

Estate Disputes

To make a claim on an Estate is to apply to the Court for an order that you be provided for out of the Estate or if you have received something under the deceased’s Will, to apply for an order that you receive more.

Our experience in this field of law enables us to quickly tell whether you have a viable claim. We will then provide you with practical and realistic advice regarding your claim and what you can expect if you want to proceed.

If you require advice in the Wills and Estates area, our team of experts would be delighted to help. Contact our team of Wills and Estates Lawyers today.

Our Wills and Legal Services include:

  • Preparing Wills
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Appointments of Enduring Guardians
  • Estate Planning and Asset Protection
  • Applying for Grants of Probate
  • Applying for Letters of Administration (where a person dies intestate, i.e. without a valid Will)
  • Testamentary Trusts
  • Will disputes
  • Estate disputes

Recent Wills and Legal Services News

Blog article: Where to begin when you’re tasked with finalising an estate

Blog Article: Contesting estates: lessons from recent trends

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