Wills, Probate & Estate Law

 

Estate planning is an area of law that deals with the process of disposing one’s property after you die. It includes all of what you own, like your family home and contents and also includes the disposal of money, investments, savings, insurance, and superannuation. Having a Will eliminates any uncertainties as to who gets what, when and how.

There are a number of things consider when drafting a Will :-

  • Who will you appoint as your Executor?
  • Who are the beneficiaries?
  • Have you made adequate provisions for family?
  • What will happen to your property?
  • How can I ensure my wishes we will carried out?
  • What about disputes or conflict after I am gone?
  • How I can preserve family relationships?
  • How can I reduce taxes?

At Cathy Stevenson & Associates, our lawyers in Richmond, Windsor, McGraths Hill and Marsden Park will not only draft your Will in accordance with your wishes : –

We will advise on consequences, like how to reduce taxes, deal with family debts, and any other potential problems. A Will doesn’t necessarily ensure that your final wishes will be binding. Sometimes a person will contest your wishes and make things more difficult. This is because they feel they are “entitled” to more than what the Will provided for. A person may also question the validity of the Will. There are a number of problems which can occur and often it leads to court proceedings. When family members are in conflict, we focus on mediation, as opposed to litigation as a last resort. Our aim is to save on legal costs, reducing stress at a difficult time, and preserving family relationships.

Areas of Wills & Estate Planning Law

  • Single/Couples Wills
  • Estate Planning Advice
  • Power of Attorney
  • Appointment of Enduring Guardian
  • Probate and Administration
  • Contesting/Defending a Will
  • Family Provision Claim
  • Intestacy Issues ( no Will )
  • Family Trusts

Estate planning is an area of law that deals with the process of organising one’s property after you die. Our experienced team of estate lawyers in Richmond, Windsor, McGraths Hill and Marsden Park can help you with your wills, probate and more. 

Estate planning includes all of what you own, like your family home and contents and also includes the disposal of money, investments, savings, insurance, and superannuation. Having a will eliminates any uncertainties as to who gets what, when and how. Our estate lawyers in Richmond, Windsor, McGraths Hill and Marsden can help you with your estate planning needs. 

There are a number of things consider when drafting a will:

  • Who will you appoint as your Executor?
  • Who are the beneficiaries?
  • Have you made adequate provisions for your family?
  • What will happen to your property?
  • How can I ensure my wishes we will carried out?
  • What about disputes or conflict after I am gone?
  • How can I preserve family relationships?
  • How can I reduce taxes?

For many of our clients, it is difficult to plan for such circumstances. That is why many locals in the Hawkesbury choose our estate lawyers in Richmond, Windsor, Marsden Park and McGraths Hill for their wealth of knowledge.

At Cathy Stevenson & Associates, our lawyers will not only draft your will in accordance with your wishes. We will advise on consequences, like how to reduce taxes, deal with family debts, and any other potential problems. A Will doesn’t necessarily ensure that your final wishes will be binding.

Sometimes a person will contest your wishes and make things more difficult. This is because they feel they are “entitled” to more than what the Will provided for. A person may also question the validity of the Will. 

There are a number of problems which can occur and often it leads to court proceedings. When family members are in conflict, we focus on mediation, as opposed to litigation as a last resort. Our aim is to save on legal costs, reducing stress at a difficult time, and preserving family relationships.

As estate lawyers, we take the time to understand our clients so that we can offer informed and professional services based on the unique situation at hand. This is one of the many reasons why we are the firm of choice for many families in New South Wales. 

Areas of Wills & Estate Planning Law

Our estate lawyers can help you plan all aspects of your will and estate, from planning advice to family trusts. At Cathy Stevenson & Associates, we understand that each family is different and our commitment to finding you the best option is at the forefront of our services. 

  • Single/Couples Wills
  • Estate Planning Advice
  • Power of Attorney
  • Appointment of Enduring Guardian
  • Probate and Administration
  • Contesting/Defending a Will
  • Family Provision Claim
  • Intestacy Issues ( no Will )
  • Family Trusts

Professional Estate Lawyers

We help families plan for difficult times. It is not always an easy conversation but one that must be had. Contact us today on (02) 4555 4622 or info@cathystevenson.com.au to discuss how we can you plan a will and more. 

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