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WILLS & ESTATES

 

WILLS

Everyone hesitates when people ask us the simple question, “have you got a will?”. For individuals who have pre-existing medical conditions, living high-risk lifestyles, or those who just want peace of mind for their family, it is desirable to have a will in place for when the unfortunate event occurs. This ensures that everyone you care about will be taken care of in the way you intended.

 

How we make a will is an important consideration. Not every will made is valid under Australian Law. You need to know that a will must be drafted in a certain way before it will be recognised by the court.

 

As experienced lawyers would know, a will is not as simple as a store-bought document. A well-crafted valid will requires detailed instructions from clients, taking various factors into consideration, and a thorough understanding of the existing laws.

HOW WE CAN HELP:

  • We are able to assist clients by drafting wills that carefully and systematically take into account all personal and external circumstances.

 

  • We can help by explaining whether an existing will should be redrafted to take into consideration a change of circumstances in one’s personal life.

 

  • We are able to represent clients who are involved in a disputed will.

Costs of preparing a will

For individuals who own a few assets and property, has a smaller sized family, the cost of preparing a will in such circumstances would not be too costly and generally a law firm would agree upon a fixed price for drafting a will document.

 

For individuals who have complex circumstances, such as holdings in offshore financial investments, receiving ongoing financial benefits, previous spouse(s) and children, in such circumstances, it may be necessary to seek the advice of experienced lawyers who would provide an estimate of the worked required.

 

We are able to assist you with either simple or complex wills. Please email us at info@bmslaw.com.au explaining your circumstances and we will get back to you within 2 business days.

You should be aware of what the courts consider when deciding whether a deceased had a valid will. The following are some key questions the court considers:   

  • Is the document a will?

  • Does the document express intent?

  • Did the person have capacity?

  • Does the will satisfy the legislative requirements?

  • Has the will been revoked?

 

What you should think about when deciding to make a will

  • Do I have capacity to make a will?

  • Did I intend to make a will?

  • Who will benefit from my will?

  • Who will execute my will?

  • What are the legal costs and expenses of making a will?

  • Have I got an existing will?

Please send us an email at info@bmslaw.com.au or call us (08)63890270