Wills and estate planning
A will is one of the most important documents you will ever sign.
It is part of the means whereby you ensure your assets are distributed in the way you intend after you die.
Estate planning is about ensuring that the assets you acquire during your lifetime are properly protected, structured, and distributed simply (and in the most tax effective manner) to your intended beneficiaries during your lifetime and after your death.
With lengthy experience in advising both large and small estates, we can ensure that your estate planning leaves nothing to chance and protects your family from needless financial or legal problems, and unnecessary stress.
We make sure your wishes are clearly and effectively expressed in plain English, so your wishes will be carried, out without undue distress, expense or inconvenience for your beneficiaries.
We can assist you with:
- Enduring powers of attorney
- Advance health directives
- Binding superannuation death benefit nominations
- Deeds for mutual wills
- Testamentary trusts
- Directions to trustees
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