Wills and Power of Attorney Advice, Wollongong
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Wills & Estates:
What You Need to Know
A will is a legal document that articulates your wishes upon your death. Having a will is important because ensures that your assets are managed and protected in a way that you want it and appoints a guardian to care for your children, under the age of 18. Yet almost half of Australians don’t have a will.
If you have assets, you need a will to ensure that your assets will be divided accordingly among the people that you want to receive them. If you don’t have a will, your assets will be divided accordingly to your closest living relatives according to the law and this can sometimes cause problems among your remaining living relatives.
We take away the stress and the problems of writing a will by making it easy for you. When you appoint us, we will provide you advice and outline the process step-by-step.
We ensure that:
- You have nominated who you want to receive your assets and how are they distributed
- You choose the right executor to carry out the terms of your will
- You choose guardians of your children
- Your funeral and burial arrangements are taken care of
Our Wills & Estates Services
As experts in the area of wills and estate legal service, we assist you with:
1. Creating a will
If you don’t have a will, we can draft a new will with you step-by-step. All you have to do is:
- Provide the details of the will such as beneficiary;
- Appoint an executor;
- Provide supporting documentation;
- Make sure your will is kept in a safe place
2. Updating a current will
If you have had a change in your life such as a marriage, divorce, new additions or death in your family, you should update your will to ensure that your assets go to the people you want them to.
3. Disputing or contesting a will
If you believe that a will did not fairly provide for you or your family or if you have concerns about the validity of a will, you can contest it. We are able to provide legal advice on the process, your rights and manage the legal proceedings for you.
Why Choose Us?
9 years of soliciting experience
Affordable price and transparent pricing
Clear and open communication
Peace of mind conveyancing expertise
Professional and expert legal advice
Innovative and creative problem solving
Mobile service to a location of your choice
Available 24 hours for your convenience
Our other services
Leading the South Coast & Southern Tablelands in Conveyancing
Buying property can be the most important transaction of your life. Southern Coast Conveyancing aim to make this stage of your life enjoyable, rather than stressful. We hope that by providing clear communication and support, we can help you overcome the stress involved in your conveyancing transaction.
Probate Lawyers, Illawarra
We can take care of the formalities of obtaining probate for you, at a time when you may be dealing with more pressing issues.
– Probate documents are prepared;
– Probate is advertised;
– Documents are filed in the Supreme Court of New South Wales;
– Should it be required requisitions are answered from the Supreme Court of New South Wales;
– Obtain probate;
– Organise the estate for distribution;
– Publish a notice of intended distribution with the Supreme Court of New South Wales;
– Distribute the estate as per the will.
Family Lawyers Wollongong— Helping You Settle Divorce, Custody, Property
Experience, focus, communication, strategy, professionalism and costs. These are all issues of concern when seeking a Family Lawyer to conduct your matter. We guarantee all this, but more importantly, we will never lose sight of the real reason you are seeking a solicitor: the best interests of your child/ren, or settling property matters between the parties.
We pride ourselves on trying to settle Family Law matters early between parties.
Expert Criminal Lawyers Servicing Wollongong and the Illawarra
Criminal Law in New South Wales is guided by Statute and Common Law. An understanding of both is essential to navigating this area of law. Our Principal Greg Murphy has extensive experience in addition to completing a Masters Degree in Criminal Law at the University of Wollongong. Greg has in-depth knowledge of the criminal justice system, practice and procedure, contact Greg to discuss your matter.
We have been successful in many contested criminal matters before the courts. Our successes range from fine-only offences, to indictable matters before the District and Local courts of NSW.
Success in finalising your matter to your satisfaction depends on acting quickly. Don’t hesitate to contact us for a free telephone consultation.
Southern Coast Lawyers and Conveyancing covers the Illawarra area. We are contactable 24/7 for your immediate attention.
We provide legal services to the Wollongong area via our Windang office, just outside of Shellharbour. Our team attends to matters in all courts throughout Australia including Albion Park, Kiama, Port Kembla and Wollongong Local Courts.
Our legal services also include the areas of Conveyancing Law, Family Law, Wills and Estate Planning, and Family Provisions.
Hear from our previous client first-hand
Greg was knowledgeable and helped me update my current will. He managed everything confidentially and with the utmost professionalism
Southern Coast Lawyers were reasonably priced. Greg explained the process to me and my wife when we were making our new will
John, Port Kembla
Greg came to our house and helped update my will so easily and gave me the confidence that my wife will be provided for when I’m gone
Frequently Asked Questions
A will is a legal document that articulates your wishes upon your death. It ensures that your assets are managed and protected in a way that you want it and appoints a guardian to care for your children if they are under the age of 18.
If you have assets in your name or have children under the age of 18, you should have a will to ensure that your assets are divided properly and you family is cared for after you die.
There are many online wills or will kits available for you. However, these are not straightforward and don’t always take into account your personal circumstances. To ensure your will is legally valid and advice in estate planning, please reach out and speak to a member of our team.
Family or friends who believe that they were not fairly provided for or deserved a share of your assets can contest your will.
You should appoint one or more executors to your will and they will be required to carry out your wishes.
You can leave your assets to anyone you wish, including organisations. However, if you have close family or dependents, you should make sure they receive something. They are able to contest your will if you didn’t leave them anything.