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Wills and Estates

We'll take the time to ensure your Will clearly records your wishes and that those wishes can be given effect when the time comes

If you would like to talk us about how we can help you with preparing a Will, estate administration, or estate disputes, please contact Bryce Williams.

Find out more about our elder law services.

Our services include:
  For all inquires please contact:
Bryce Williams
Associate
Ph: +64 4 916 6436
 

Wills


A Will is one of the most important documents you will make. 

A Will states what will happen to your property and how loved ones are looked after when you die.  Making a Will can be straightforward.  However, there is legislation that affects the freedom of a Will-maker, such as issues of relationship property, claims by close relatives and promises to make provision in returns for services provided to you.  It is important that you understand the effect of the law otherwise your wishes may be frustrated.  We can help you to prepare a Will that clearly and accurately records your wishes and provide you with sound advice to ensure your wishes are given effect.

Estate Administration


When the inevitable occurs, we support loved ones through the legal and grief process, ensuring the deceased’s wishes are carried out and the estate is properly administered.

We know where to direct loved ones to get the help and support they need at such a stressful time, and enjoy seeing them come out the other side of the grief process.

We have significant experience handling applications to the High Court in New Zealand for probate and letters of administration on intestacy (when someone dies without a will) and administering estates where a deceased held property overseas.
Vicki Lackner
Legal Executive
Ph: +64 6 370 6472

 

Estate Disputes

Unfortunately, estate disputes can arise because a family member considers they have not been adequately provided for in the will. We have considerable experience dealing with estate claims and managing the resolution of them whether outside court or otherwise.