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Wills, Estate Planning & Deceased Estates

Wills & Estate Planning

Our Wills, Estate Planning and Deceased Estates team is led by partner, Nadia Falcone and offers sensitive and cost-effective advice to our clients.

We can assist you with:

  • Wills – standard and complex Wills including establishing testamentary trusts
  • Powers of Attorney including Enduring Power of Attorney, Appointment of Enduring Guardian, Appointment of Medical Treatment Decision Maker and Advanced Care Directives
  • Estate Planning advice taking into consideration asset protection (from creditors and relationships), guardianship of minor children, capacity and the possibility of testator family maintenance claims.
  • Superannuation Binding Death Benefit Nominations

We always recommend that you keep your Will up to date and make necessary amendments if you have any significant changes in your life or circumstances for example:

  • A new marriage or de facto relationship
  • Divorce
  • The birth or adoption of a child
  • A change in your nominated guardian, personal representative or trustee
  • Children reaching the age of 18 years old
  • A substantial increase or decrease in your personal assets including interest in any company or business

Not only does keeping your Will up to date ensure that your Estate is distributed according to your wishes, but it also helps make distributing your estate an easier process for the executors and beneficiaries in what is already a difficult and emotional time.

Wills & Estate Planning

Deceased Estates

Our team also offers compassionate advice and assistance to executors and beneficiaries coping with the loss of a family member.

We can help navigate you through this difficult time by providing assistance with:

  • Administration of deceased estates
  • Applying for Probate of a Will or Letters of Administration if there is no valid Will
  • Challenges to the validity of a Will
  • Family Provision claims against deceased estates under the Administration and Probate Act 1958 
  • Defending claims against deceased estates on behalf of Executors and
  • Disputes involving improperly administered estates

For further advice, please contact our office on telephone (03) 5968 3666 or email office@falconeadams.com.au and we will put you in contact with our Wills, Estate Planning & Deceased Estates team.

Deceased Estates