Estate Planning, Wills and Probate
Although commonly overlooked as a priority, estate planning and having a valid Will in place are essential. At Lewis Blyth & Hooper, our Wills and estate planning lawyers provide advice and drafting services for Perth clients in respect of the following matters:
A Will is a legal document setting out who gets part or all of your property when you die. Our team of lawyers specialising in Wills in Perth will work with you to prepare a Will which best reflects your circumstances.
We have been drafting Wills for clients for many years, including complex wills when:
- The estate is large
- The estate contains businesses, partnerships, companies or trusts
- There is a transfer of property other than the family home
- There has been a remarriage or there is a blended family
- There are children from more than one relationship, or stepchildren
- There are beneficiaries or property located overseas
Enduring Powers of Attorney and Enduring Powers of Guardianship
An ‘Enduring Power of Attorney’ is a legal document which is very different and entirely separate from your Will. This gives another person the authority to make financial and property decisions on your behalf.
An ‘Enduring Power of Guardianship’ is a legal document which gives another person the authority to manage your lifestyle and treatment decisions in circumstances where you are unable to do so. This document should be contemplated by you well before the necessity arises. Our lawyers at Lewis Blyth & Hooper can advise on and manage this process for you.
Administration of Deceased Estates
If you are an Executor or Administrator of an Estate, we can assist by guiding you through this process and working with you to achieve the best result for everyone.
Inheritance Act Applications
If you are a dependent of a person who has died and feel you have not received a fair share of the property under the estate, you may be able to challenge the will. Our lawyers can provide advice in determining whether there is a claim against the estate to be made.