Wills & Estates

Wills & Estates

As life is complicated, we know that creating a Will can feel a bit overwhelming. Wills are no longer simple documents. Considerations such as blended families and their competing interests make this once legal back water a draughtsman’s nightmare.

Wills require careful, considered drafting, exactly what the team at Kelly Flavell Law are capable of delivering:

  • Wills for a single person
  • Wills for people in relationships
  • Wills with life tenancies
  • Wills with Trusts
  • Inter Vivos Trust related Wills
  • Insurance provisions for first and second families
  • Family protection issues effecting Wills
  • Relationship Property issues effecting Wills

If you have a Will or not, when you die, you will inevitably have an Estate. Estate administration is something that is not greatly discussed in the wider community but of course is a day to day event for lawyers.

Depending on whether there is a Will or not, if you are single or in a relationship, whether you are the first of a partnership to die or the last, the size of your estate will determine how the estate administration must proceed.

On every occasion you will need advice from a lawyer which may or may not result in legal work being undertaken, or the level and degree of legal work to be undertaken may differ according to the circumstances of each case. This is because different placements of resources trigger different responses.

The team at Kelly Flavell Law will listen to you, carefully advise you on how you might proceed to administer the estate of a loved one.

Their advice will include:

  • Where there is a Will – Application for Grant of Probate
  • Where there is no Will – Application for Grant of Letters of Administration
  • Transmission of land to the surviving partner
  • Transfer of estate assets to beneficiaries in the estate

If you have an idea of what you need you can do your Will with us online, alternatively get in touch with us and we can support you.

Want to create your Will now? There are just a few things to think about before you get started:

We recommend you sit down and make a list of all of your assets and possessions and then think of how you want these to be divided up. Consider what wishes you have for funeral arrangements. Try to recall whether you’ve ever promised to include someone in your Will. If you have this information all fresh in your memory, this interview will be a breeze. Please note if you own a business or a Family Trust and have special wishes for how they should be run when you die, this Will is not appropriate.

The online Will creation can take approx 5-20 minutes depending on your wishes