Estate Lawyers in Melbourne
Wills & Estate Planning Lawyers Melbourne
Our experienced estate planning lawyers servicing Melbourne can help provide you with the expert advice and recommendations on all aspects of your estate planning needs, from simple to complex. Our Wills & estate planning team will work closely with your financial advisor and accountant to ensure all aspects of your Will and estate plan have been thought through, including tax effective strategies.
In addition, we will provide you with practical, plain-English advice to address your particular circumstances, concerns, and take the time to understand what means the most to you. Protect your loved ones and those you leave behind and take care of the people you value the most – Estate First® Lawyers are here to help.
Estate First® Lawyers takes pride in our cost-effective and practical legal advice for all types of Wills and estate matters, from simple queries about Wills to complex estate planning requirements. The specialised Wills and estate Melbourne lawyers at Estate First® Lawyers are here to help.
Contact us today on 1300 132 567 or submit an enquiry online for a fixed fee initial consultation about your Wills and estate matters in Melbourne.
How Can Estate First® Wills Lawyers Help?
At Estate First® Lawyers, we can offer professional guidance on an extensive array of topics regarding Wills and estates, with regards to Victorian legislation.
Our specialist Wills and estate lawyers servicing Melbourne, have many years of experience in this field, and can support you with:
- Creating a Will – including guidance on tax planning and avoiding possible conflict or disputes between beneficiaries;
- Preparing Enduring Powers of Attorney applicable to your specific circumstances;
- Estate Planning, Asset Protection, and the establishment of Testamentary Trusts and other trusts for the protection of your beneficiaries;
- Preparing documents to deal with legal entities such as SMSFs and family trusts on death or incapacity;
- Providing guidance for households who have special needs children, for instance drafting Wills that help to secure their continued financial safety and care through a protective trust, or making a Will for someone with a disability through a special disability trust; and
- The Administration of the estate of a deceased individual and application for a grant of probate or letters of administration.
Estate First® Wills and estate lawyers are dedicated to providing practical, thorough and easy to understand advice. Contact us today on 1300 132 567 or submit an enquiry online for a fixed fee initial consultation about your Wills and estate matters in Melbourne.
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- Asset Protection
- Blended Family Solutions
- Enduring Powers of Attorney
- Estate Claims Advice
- Estate Planning for Superannuation
- Family Trusts, Companies & SMSFs
- Health Directives
- Inheritance Agreements
- Protective Trusts in Wills
- Special Disability Trusts
- Tax Strategies
- Testamentary Trust Wills
- Wills (from simple to Complex)
Our unique ‘4 easy steps’ makes the process easy
Expert Estate Planning with Fixed Fees
Meet With Your Lawyer
Whether we meet virtually or face to face, we will listen, answer your questions, craft your estate plan and provide you with a fixed fee quote.
We’ll Keep You Updated
You will receive draft documents to review. You can discuss your plan with us at any time you want.
Final Document Meeting
We will go through all of your final documents together to ensure the plan is exactly what you want.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I organise my will?
What questions should I ask my lawyer when making a Will?
A good estate planning lawyer should make you feel a peace of mind that your estate plan is thorough and ultimately benefits your loved ones in the future. You should feel comfortable communicating with your lawyer and feel confident they have your best interests at heart. At Estate First® Lawyers, our Wills lawyers in Melbourne take the time to address any of your concerns and understand what matters most to you. If you’re unsure of what questions to ask, here are some questions we recommend asking:
- What is the difference between a Will and a trust?
- Should I have a trust in my Will?
- What are the benefits of having a Will?
- What are the potential drawbacks of not having a Will?
- How can I ensure that my assets are distributed according to my wishes?
- What happens if I die without a Will?
- How can I ensure my Will is valid?
- Can I change my Will after it has been signed?
- What happens if I move to another state?
- How often should I review my Will?
How can an estate planning lawyer in Melbourne help?
At Estate First® Lawyers, we provide professional guidance to support you with the following:
- Preparing a Will, which may include testamentary trusts to help protect your beneficiaries
- Preparing enduring powers of attorney applicable to your circumstances, including drafting tailored powers for your attorneys
- Provide advice on your superannuation and life insurance on death and recommended nomination
- Consider tax effective estate planning strategies
- Preparing documents to deal with legal entities such as SMSFs, companies and family trusts on death or incapacity
- Provide advice and strategies involving more complicated estates involving blended families, estranged children, and beneficiaries with impairments/special needs
- The administration of the estate of a deceased individual and application for a grant of probate or letters of administration.
How much do lawyers charge for a Will in Melbourne?
"Our lawyer went above and beyond. Their manner was warm and personable and we have complete faith in their advice and ability."
"Our lawyer took the time to understand our family structure, the reasoning behind our intentions, and provided guidance on options that would achieve our wishes. The decision to create a series of trusts for each category of beneficiary provided confidence that our wishes would endure after our deaths. Additionally, we found entering into a Mutual Wills Deed provided an additional level of trust that our mutual wishes would be respected by the one who became the Surviving Spouse."