Wills, Estate Planning and Probate law refers to the laws that cover how you structure your assets (such as your home, car and money, which is often referred to as your ‘estate’), who is responsible for ensuring your wishes are followed (called the executor of a Will) and what happens to your estate after you die.
While a written will is the way that you can decide what happens after you die, you can also put in place a power of attorney or enduring power of attorney to decide how you would like your affairs to be handled while you’re alive if you're overseas, in hospital or you become unable to make your decisions (such as you lose mental capacity).
If you don’t have a Will when you die, then it is a much more burdensome process than probate, which is called getting Letters of Administration and your estate will be distributed according to a formula set out in law, rather than how you may have wished for them to be distributed.
A LawTap wills, estate planning and probate lawyer can help you ensure that your that your will is legally binding so that your wishes are followed when you pass away. Wills, estate planning and probate lawyers can also help you if you're contesting a will, wanting to create a power of attorney, going through probate, fighting elder abuse, reviewing retirement village contracts or dealing with the Public Trustee.
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Every adult in Australia should have a Will prepared by a lawyer. Don’t delay this important decision and get peace of mind for your future and your loved ones.