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Importance of Estate Planning

Estate Planning at Sydney Wills Lawyers, is an area of our lawyers expertise! See below the services we offer, including Powers of Attorney, Wills, Guardianships and Asset Protection. Many elderly relatives rely on their families in old age. At Sydney Wills Lawyers we can help advise you on a number of relevant legal matters, including … Continue reading Importance of Estate Planning

Inheritance Disputes

An inheritance dispute case, that was a recent decision of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, highlights the issues that can arise when challenging an inheritance where the main asset is the family home. In Manning v Matsen [2015] NSWSC 1801-  a brother and sister fought over their entitlement to their family home after … Continue reading Inheritance Disputes

Deed of Variation

A Deed of Variation is a legal document that changes the terms of a person’s Will after their death. Why would you need a Deed of Variation? There are several reasons why the beneficiaries to a Will may wish to change the terms of the Will. In all Australian States it is possible for eligible … Continue reading Deed of Variation

Uncontested Application!

An “Uncontested Application” requires expert legal advice from a lawyer who deals in Estate Litigation. When a person dies, there is a legal process that needs to be followed to allow their assets and liabilities to be administered. This process is referred to as a Grant of Probate and it requires the making of a … Continue reading Uncontested Application!

Celebrity Contested Wills

Celebrity Wills – What do James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Anna Nicole Smith, Robin Williams and Gary Coleman all have in common?  All of the Wills left behind by these Celebrities were contested and challenged! Families, ex-wives, sibling rivalry… nothing is off limits! But when it comes down to it, isn’t there a bit of celebrity … Continue reading Celebrity Contested Wills