Whether you are buying or selling residential or commercial property, we understand that no two properties are the same and such a transaction will be one of the biggest investments anyone can make in their lifetime.
At Walker & George we draw on our wealth of experience in the private and commercial sphere to provide a service that is a fixed-fee, individualised service that is timely and removes the stress from these transactions.
2. Wills & Estate Planning
The general rule is that your Will should be updated when there is a significant change to your circumstances, this may include the following:
- getting married / divorced;
- having children; and
- completing a major property transaction.
At Walker & George we provide a personalised service that takes into account all of your circumstances and provides the appropriate testamentary arrangements for you and your family, taking into account family and social dynamics, financial circumstances and tax flexibility.
Walker & George offers a competitive, fixed fee package for the drafting of your relevant testamentary documents that may include:
- Power of Attorney;
- Enduring Guardian; and
- Advanced Care Directive.
3. Application for Probate and Letters of Administration
Applying for probate (or letters of administration in circumstances where the deceased does not have a Will) is the formal process whereby the Supreme Court validates a person’s Will. When probate is granted, the person named as the executor in the Will, will have authority to distribute the deceased’s estate in accordance with the Will or pursuant to the statutory rules if there isn’t a Will.
Ordinarily, as long as the Will is uncontested and the validity of the Will is clear, it will not be necessary to attend Court in relation to the application and the Court will issue probate in due course after the application has been filed.