Wills

The oldest law firm in the Sutherland Shire

119 Cronulla Street, Cronulla NSW 2230

Wills

Will making is often neglected, yet your will is one of the most important documents you will create in your life. The consequence of not having a valid will at death is intestacy. The Succession Act dictates what will happen to an estate of an intestate person, and often these rules do not always accord with what one might wish. Additionally, the Succession Act is not fixed for all time and should the legislation change, the way the estate is distributed will change.

Today, there are complex family units such as blended families and second marriages. You may wish to protect the rights of the children of your first marriage.

If you don’t have a will you will die intestate.
Someone will then be required to make an application to become an administrator of your estate and distribute your estate according to law. This is more expensive, complicated, upsetting and may be not what you want.

Where will your assets to go?

A will legally recognises your wishes regarding the distribution of your assets after your death.

Includes

  • Funeral planning
  • Appointing an executor
  • Gifting specific items
  • Directions about who receives your money, property, shares, life policies and superannuation
  • Guardians for children
  • Asset protection
  • Minimisation of taxation liabilities
  • Trusts to care for vulnerable beneficiaries

Creating a new will

You should make a new will if

  • You are over 18 years of age
  • You have married or divorced since your last will
  • Your circumstances have changed

Contact Us Today

(02) 9523 6666

Our Team

Our firm is celebrating over 70 years of legal services to Sutherland Shire families. Our experienced team and accredited specialist in wills and estates can draft your succession documents and advise you on your specific circumstances. We offer free storage in our safe custody facility, making locating the documents easy when the time comes.