Wills in Melbourne
The creation of a legal will is crucial to estate planning for your personal and business assets. However, the establishment of any legal document can be a complex undertaking.
Wills require careful consideration and regular review as our family life changes and as we get older.
This is particularly the case when there is a blended family situation. You might also be in the position where you want to make sure your parents are looked after as they age, or you can organise your children’s inheritance while you are still able to.
To support you in this process, we offer the following services:
• Advising on and drafting wills
• Creation of testamentary trusts
• Advising clients on the effects of life changes, including marriage, divorce and blendedfamilies
• Beneficiary nomination, and guardianship of minors
• Nomination and assistance to executors
• Asset distribution, including properties, businesses, superannuation and family trusts
Wills and estate disputes
Contested wills or estate disputes are complex areas of law. Whether you have been left out of a will or are seeking advice as an executor dealing with a claim, the experienced team at Bayside Wills and Estates can provide you with professional guidance and expert legal representation. Our Principal, Elizabeth Michael, has over 25 years of litigation experience in Victorian courts.
If court action becomes necessary, we can provide you with specialist advice in:
• Will disputes including challenging and defending wills
• Family provision claims seeking provision from deceased estates
• Advice to executors and administrators, beneficiaries and others in estate litigation
• Executor’s commission
• Superannuation death benefit nomination challenges
Bayside Wills and Estates will work with you to prepare all necessary court documents and guide you through court procedures. Please note in some circumstances, strict time limits apply. For more information, contact us here or call to speak to our staff today.
Do you need to write a will?
Everyone does. Are you a parent or have a blended family? With more individuals to consider, creating and updating your will becomes even more necessary. Read our blog here for more information and a case study on why you should write a will.
What is an executor of a will?
An executor of a will is the person you have hand-selected to carry out your wishes after you have passed away. It is the executor’s job to wrap up your financial, personal and legal affairs.
If you wish to create or amend a will, set up a testamentary trust, or a create a formal estate plan, visit our contact page for more information or call to speak to one of our friendly staff members on 03 9592 3356.