RM Legal Solicitors’ experienced legal team is dedicated to assisting you with planning for your future needs. We can assist you in the preparation of documents that are essential to all people regardless of their individual circumstances with regards to wills & probate needs. It is our goal to facilitate the best possible solution for our clients in a manner that is efficient and cost effective.
Wills & Probate Lawyers are able to provide services for:
- Making a will
- Changing a will
- Applying for a grant of Probate
- Applying for Letters of Administration
A will is important if:
- You have children under the age of 18
- You have a de facto partner who you wish to provide for
- You are no longer married and wish to alter your bequests
- You wish to provide for a new partner or family members
- You wish to specifically exclude someone from your will
- You wish to establish a trust to manage your assets
- You wish to donate to a charity
- You have property which is jointly owned
- You will need to update your will if your circumstances change
- When preparing your will, you should consider:
- What your assets are (property, superannuation, all bank accounts, etc)
- Who your beneficiaries are (the people you leave your assets to)
- Who your executor will be (the person who carries out your Will’s instructions)
- Who will look after your children (if they are under 18 or unable to care for themselves)
- Whether you want to leave anyone out of your Will
- What your funeral arrangements are
- What happens if your beneficiaries die before you do
- Whether you want your legal advisors to prepare an Enduring Power of Attorney (this authorizes someone to act for you and manage your affairs if you are incapacitated)
Where there is a will and you are the nominated Executor of the Will, we can help you to apply at the Supreme Court of NSW to apply for Probate which authorizes you, the Executor, to attend to the distribution of the deceased’s estate in accordance with the will.
Letters of Administration
Where a person has died but has not left a will, there is legislation that details how the estate of the deceased person is to be handled and the formula for the distribution of the deceased’s estate. We can help any person who expects to be a beneficiary of the deceased’s estate to apply to the Supreme Court of NSW for Letters of Administration to allow for distribution of the estate.
Power of Attorney & Enduring Guardianship
These are legal documents that allow decisions to be made that take into account your wishes if you are not able to make them for yourself. You may choose to nominate a Power of Attorney who can make financial, legal and medical decisions for you in the instance that you are incapable of making them yourself. An Enduring Guardianship allows a trusted family member or friend to make decisions about your everyday life should the situation arise where you are unable to make such decisions on your own behalf.