Wills & Estates

 

Whilst everyone should have a legal will not all wills are the same.

The growing complexities of today’s society, taxation laws and the expansion of superannuation mean that having a simple will alone may not ensure that your assets are passed on to your intended beneficiaries.

We can assist you with all of your estate planning requirements from simple wills to complex trusts and can also help to prepare Powers of Attorney, Enduring Powers of Guardianship and Advance Care Directives to ensure that you are protected if you lose the ability to make decisions about your financial affairs or medical and lifestyle treatment.

We can also help you to administer a deceased estate including obtaining a grant of probate or letters of administration.

Sometimes there are disputes as to the terms of a will or as to the administration of an estate. We can advise and act for you with respect to contested estates.

Our services include;

  • Estate planning
  • Wills and testamentary trusts
  • Superannuation binding death benefit nominations
  • Powers of attorney
  • Medical power of attorney, powers of guardianship and Advance Care Directives *
  • Probate
  • Contested wills and estates

 

* IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Due to changes of legislation, certain cut off dates (31 December 2015) apply for the execution of your medical power of attorney and enduring power of guardianship documents by your nominated medical attorneys and enduring guardians. Act now, contact us to discuss.

For further information regarding the changes, please refer to our website under Resources to find the document entitled Important Changes To Estate Planning.

Tim Donlan is a member of Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners:

 

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Not all law firms are the same and dealing with lawyers does not have to be a nerve wracking or frustrating experience.

At Donlan Lawyers we are very approachable and readily accessible and we specialise in only a few specific areas of law. For this reason we are able to provide you with a focused hands on approach to your legal issues and we work with you towards achieving your desired outcomes.

We realise that life tends to get in the way of arranging schedules. We are available for appointments after hours and on weekends and we can also travel to see you by arrangement.