WIlls, Estates & Estate planning

We provide answers and solutions to many questions such as:

  • What happens if I die and do not leave a Will?
  • Who are my legal beneficiaries if I do not have a Will?
  • Who can challenge my Will?
  • What are the grounds for someone challenging my Will?
  • Can I leave a child who is estranged from me out of my Will?
  • How do I protect my children's inheritance if they have a failed marriage or relationship or become bankrupt?
  • If I enter into a new relationship when does my partner acquire rights against my estate if I die?
  • Who should be my executors (managers who administer my estate)?
  • How do I make a Will that protects or reduces to a minimum taxation obligations including capital gains tax?
  • How do I protect a child's inheritance when that child is intellectually disabled or has a substance abuse problem or is financially irresponsible?
  • Who makes my financial decisions and who makes my personal care decisions if I am unlucky enough to be mentally incompetent/disabled? Who should I appoint?
  • What are the benefits of a "testamentary trust" Will?