Losing a loved one is always difficult and having to deal with issues arising from their Will or Estate can make the experience even more difficult. Our experienced Will & Estate lawyers can assist in all matters arising out of a loved one’s death.
Summers Legal specialises in Wills & Estates and has been assisting clients with a wide range of matters, whether simple or complicated, big or small, for over 30 years. Our services include (but are not limited to):
Wills & Estate Planning
A well drafted and effective Will & Estate plan is important for a range of reasons, including:
Summers Legal provides specialist advice and insight to ensure an effective Will & Estate plan is tailored to meet your individual circumstances, needs and wishes. We focus on providing practical, tax effective and flexible solutions for your personal, family and business interests.
An effective Will & Estate plan can include various different documents and elements, normally including a combination of the following:
Contested Wills and Estate Disputes
There are various disputes that can arise in relation to a loved one’s Will & Estate, including (but not limited to):
Summers Legal specialises in Will & Estates disputes and litigation and can assist in matters of all types arising in this area. This is a growing and complex area of law and it is important to engage experienced and specialised lawyers when dealing with these issues. Our experienced team approach matters in a pragmatic way whilst possessing substantial expertise and technical proficiency to ensure your chances of obtaining the best possible outcome are maximised. Strong advocacy is also provided in any mediations, informal conferences, meetings or Court proceedings that may be required.
Despite the many complexities that can arise in contested Wills & Estates disputes, our experienced team provide clear and concise advice to clients on all relevant matters, including costs. We offer a personal, tailored approach, appreciating that contested Wills & Estates disputes are often emotional and highly sensitive.
Being appointed an executor/administrator of a deceased estate can be a stressful and difficult time. As executor/administrator you have strict fiduciary duties to the beneficiaries of the estate, together with being required to discharge your duties according to law. This is often no easy task given the strict obligations imposed by law combined with issues that may arise during the administration of an estate. Such issues can arise for many reasons, including the complex nature of the estate or the conduct of beneficiaries (or other relevant parties).
Summers Legal has extensive experience assisting executors and administrators in administering deceased estates, whether simple or complex, big or small.
McLane Edinger leads the Summers Legal contested Wills & Estates disputes team and has significant expertise in this area. McLane has acted for clients in all capacities in deceased estate matters (including multi-jurisdictional estates), including applicants, beneficiaries, executors and administrators in both the Supreme Court of WA and Court of Appeal.
Please contact the Team at Summers Legal today.