Area of Practice
Wills, Estates and Probate
When we pass it is only natural that we want our assets and property to be distributed in the way we intend and the last thing you want for your loved ones is to deal with a dispute over your estate. Many problems such as unnecessary delays disputes over the distribution of your assets can be avoided by having an up to date and valid will.
Chen Shan Lawyers offers personal and professional legal service on Wills, Estates and Probates. Our specialists can prepare your will at very short notice and ensure all your wishes are incorporated. We are committed to take all your concerns into consideration, assess all relevant issues and give you the most sensible, practical and reliable expert advice.
Why should I make a Will?
If you do not have a legal will, a fixed formula determined by the government will apply to distribute your estates regardless of your circumstances. However, if you have a legal will, you can reduce the possibility of estate disputes and vest your best interests in the ones that you trust the most through:
- Decide how to divide your estate among family, friends and charities
- Appoint an administer of your own choice
- Indicate your preference as to a guardian of your children
Anyone over 18 years old can make a valid legal will, and you should make a will even if you have little to leave. At Chen Shan Lawyers, our specialists provide cost effective and efficient service to guard you through various steps to make a valid will.
Probate & Administration
Chen Shan Lawyers can assist you in obtaining Probate of your Will. The receipt of probate is the first step in the legal process of administering the estate of a deceased person, resolving all claims and distributing the deceased person’s property under a Will. A probate also officially appoints the executor, generally named in the will, as having legal power to dispose of the testator’s assets according to the Will.
If there is no Will, the Administration is a similar process in which Chen Shan Lawyers’ expert team can help you with. In such a case, your property is to be distributed according to legislation.
Contesting a Will
Chen Shan Lawyers understand that there are various situations where you can be unfairly provided for in a Will. Our Wills, probates, estate planning & estates litigation team has extensive experience in dealing with a full range of will dispute.
One of the most crucial reasons for getting the right legal help at first instance is that there are strict time limits in making claims to contest a will. Once the time limit expires, it can be very difficult to progress any claims you may have. Chen Shan Lawyers’ specialists can provide you with most sensible and practical advice and act on your behalf to protect your entitlements at short time notice.
To seek our professional advice on Wills, probates, estate planning and estate disputes, please book an appointment online or call us now at 02 8206 2787