Will & Estate Planning
Do you have a Will or do you need estate planning advice? A valid Will is the only way to ensure that you control who receives your property when you pass away.
In NSW, if you do not have a Will then the law sets out who receives your property. This is known as an intestacy. The problem is that the people who are entitled to receive your property may change with time and without you knowing. In our experience, the division of property on intestacy seldom reflects the way you would have wanted to leave your property.
If your Will is not up-to-date then it may not work with your current financial or personal circumstances. This means that your property may not be divided as you intend it to. The purpose of an Estate Plan is to make sure that all of your property no matter how you own it ends up with the right people in a tax effective way.
You might also wish to consider a Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship.
Farrar Gesini Dunn’s specialist Wills and Estates lawyers makes thinking about your Will easy. We focus on your instructions, give you options to give effect to your instructions, draft your Will, and explain – in plain English – how your Will and estate plan works so that you can be confident that it does exactly what you want it to do.
We can also help you to ensure that the wealth you have accrued in structures that may not be dealt with under your Will (for example, superannuation, assets held by private companies, or trust property) pass to the people you want them to.
Our team of specialist Wills and Estates lawyers can help to prepare a comprehensive Will and estate plan that covers everything that matters to you. Please do not hesitate to contact us on 02 9045 2600 for an obligation-free chat.