Areas of Practice

Wills and Estates

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What is estate planning and why is it important?

Your estate includes everything you own including real estate, vehicles, money in your bank account, furniture, investments, shares, life insurance, even personal possessions.

It is important to decide what will happen to your assets when you die and plan for who will manage your financial and health care decisions if you were incapable of making those decisions yourself.

Estate planning is making sure you have a plan for what will happen to, not only your “estate” when you die but also how you will be cared for medically and financially if you are unable to make your own decisions in the future.

The key documents in establishing your estate plan include your Will, Enduring Power of Attorney and Advance Care Directives.

How can our lawyers help you with estate planning?

At Andersons we have a number of lawyers practising in all areas of Wills and Estate Planning from drafting Wills, Powers of Attorney, Advance Care directives through to Family Trusts, Testamentary Trusts, contested estates and asset protection advice and assistance.  Call us on 1800 653 655 to arrange an initial consultation.

We can address many of your specific inquiries in the following sub-categories:

What happens if I die without a Will?
What happens if I die without a Will?
Asset Protection and Estate Planning Can I use a DIY Will kit? Contesting a Will Estate Planning Terminology Family Trusts Power of Attorney and Advance Care Directives Probate and Estate Administration Testamentary Trusts Your Will

  Meet some of our wills and estates team members