By making a will and having an estate plan you can ensure peace of mind and the security that your loved ones’ interests will be protected at a time of emotional distress.
What does making a will involve?
A will outlines how you want to distribute your assets when you pass away. A will only deals with assets that are held in your own name and not assets that are held in superannuation, companies and family trusts. However, a well-considered Will and Estate Plan will incorporate assets in your own name, superannuation, companies and family trusts.
Why should you also make an Estate Plan?
Making both a will and Estate Plan that is well-considered eliminates uncertainty and maximises the value of the estate. This provides your loved ones with financial security at the time it is needed most.
Our Wills Solicitors can help you with:
- Drafting a will that ensures your family’s inheritance is protected from family breakdown and creditors.
- Implementing strategies to curtail the chance of litigation against an estate.
- Assisting you with setting up a testamentary discretionary trust in your will that may assist with asset protection and tax minimisation.
- Understanding Estate and Probate laws.
- Advising you when choosing your executors and guardians.
- Structuring your estate to reduce the tax your estate and/or beneficiaries may be liable to pay.
How O’Connor, Ruddy and Garrett Lawyers can help you
Our wills lawyers can assist with the preparation of these important legal documents. This applies for all estates, whether modest or complex. We are conscious of issues that matter like the guardianship of your children, and we make sure that your Estate Plan protects your family from unnecessary financial and legal issues.
Now is as good a time as ever to start putting together these essential plans. Enquire today on 07 3221 9722