WILLS AND ESTATES

Saunders & Co Solicitors provide a full service to our clients to create or change your Will and to administer the estate of your loved one. We are also able to represent you in the event of an estate dispute.

Will & Estate Planning

Creating a Will is one of the most important legal acts you will do throughout your lifetime. A Will is a legal document containing instructions and wishes as to how your property and assets are to be distributed after your death, and who is to benefit from your Estate. Making a valid Will is the only way you can ensure your assets will be distributed according to your wishes after you pass away. Contact us to discuss your needs and requirements.

Estate
Administration –
Probate &
Letters of Administration

If you are the Executor of an estate you may need to apply to the Supreme Court for a Grant or Probate or Letters of Administration in the case of an Intestacy depending upon the requirements of banks, superannuation funds and share management portfolios.

Will Disputes

If you have been treated unfairly or excluded from a Will you may be able to test, challenge or dispute the Will.

Alternatively, if you find that you are an Executor of a Will be changed or disputed you may want us to defend you.

Saunders & Co Solicitors understand Wills and your entitlements.

Enduring Power
of Attorney

An Enduring Power of Attorney is a legal document that gives someone you trust the authority to make personal, health and financial decisions on your behalf if you are not able to do so yourself. This person must make decisions that are in keeping with what you would have wanted. You choose who can act for you and which type of decisions they can make for you in the future. It means someone you trust will be able to make those decisions on your behalf if you can’t.

Advance
Health Directives

An Advance Health Directive is an important document letting people know your wishes about your healthcare and treatment should you find yourself in a position where you are seriously ill or injured and not able to make decisions. Having an Advance Health Directive will make it easier for your loved ones and health staff if they need to make decisions for you. An Advance Health Directive is a way to say what healthcare treatments you would like to have or refuse, should you be in a position where you are seriously ill or injured and unable to make or communicate decisions about your care and treatment. If it is valid, it must be followed. Health professionals and family members have no authority to override a valid Advance Care Directive

If you are serious about your future healthcare – talk to us.