Wills & Estate
Garra Lawyers provides advice in relation to all areas of estate planning, including simple and complex wills, powers of attorney, enduring guardians and probate.
Most Australians do not have a will prepared, but everyone needs a will! Wills are not just for the wealthy.
Anyone who owns real estate, cars, jewellery or other assets of value, or who has savings in the bank account, should ensure that they have a valid and up to date will.
Why do I need a will?
- To ensure that your assets are distributed to the person you choose.
- To assign guardianship to minors.
- To detail how your electronic data is to be dealt with – for example, will your facebook, Instagram and twitter accounts be shut down?
- To detail where your passwords are stored and who can have access to them – for example, how will people access your laptop and mobile phone?
How does marriage or separation impact on my will?
- If you are married and do not have a will then all your possessions will go to your spouse. You need a will if you want to make sure certain gifts pass to specific people – for example, if you want your jewellery to go to your child.
- If you are married but you and your partner have separated – without a will, your assets will still pass to your spouse!
- If you developed a will before you got married, then your will might now be invalid! You should get legal advice as soon as possible to ensure you have a valid will.
When should I update my will?
Once you have an up to date will, you need to make sure you review it every three to five years to ensure it is current. Keep in mind that changes in your circumstances such as the purchase or sale of an asset, a birth, death, marriage or divorce are some of the events that mean you will need to update your will.
How can we help you?
Garra Lawyers provides advice in relation to all aspects of wills and estates, including representation to clients wishing to contest a will, or to executors of estates where a will is in dispute.
If you would like more information in relation to wills and estates, click on the heading for the blog posts on the right hand side.
Fixed Fee Pricing
We offer fixed fee pricing for drafting wills!
Contact our office to find out how much it will cost you to have a will.
Does Your Will Need To Be Updated?
Have you recently married or divorced?
Have you purchased or sold property?
Have you had children?
Is your will more than 5 years old?
We recommend you contact our office to discuss updating your will. We can provide you with a fixed fee quote and will prepare your will immediately so you have peace of mind!