A Will is a legal document that only operates after your death to direct how your assets should be distributed. A properly drafted, up-to-date Will is the only way you can be sure your assets will be dealt with and your loved ones cared for in the way you choose.It is tremendously important that you have a valid Will. Having a valid Will gives you the power to distribute your assets to whom and in what manner you wish.
If you die without a valid Will, intestacy provisions will automatically apply. If this occurs, your Estate may pass to people who you do not wish to benefit and people you do wish to benefit may miss out.
Preparing a valid Will with one of our lawyers is the best way to ensure you are aware of all your testamentary options including:
If you already have a Will, it may be time to review your Will as your circumstances may change and your Will no longer fulfills your testamentary wishes.
The Executor then distributes and disposes of (i.e. sells or transfers a property) the assets of the deceased person as required. Commonly, the deceased would have a pre-existing Will in place that outlines their wishes including but not limited to the distribution of their assets, money, and heirlooms.
For the intricate details of applying for a Grant of Probate please call our team to speak with our Estate’s team on 1300 224 828 or if you wish to do some reading prior please refer to the Supreme Court of NSW website link where they answer frequently asked questions as their timeframes are updated.
At HLC we understand the importance of doing the full job so if any property has been left in your name we will assist you with transferring the property title as part of our service and if you have any questions once probate has been granted we are more than happy to help.