Hale Legal Provide Assistance with Wills & Estate Planning

Wills and Estates

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What is a Will?
A Will is a legal document which specifies how a person’s estate is to be distributed once they have passed away.

Do I need a Will?
Everyone should have a Will but this is particularly important if you have a business or sizeable assets. Without a Will your estate can be left in uncertainty and it may take substantially longer for your affairs to be dealt with which may in turn affect your business.

Having a valid Will can make life easier on your loved ones. Indeed, without a valid Will the process of dealing with your affairs will, almost certainly, be more stressful, costly and time consuming.

Hale Legal’s services in this area include:


What are the likely costs?

Our office is more than happy to assist you to plan your estate and/or prepare a Will so please feel free to contact us.

Generally, it will cost $450 (plus GST and Disbursements) for our office to prepare a Will for you (provided it is a simple Will). If you and/or your partner/wife/husband require mutual Wills which are simple we can offer you a discounted fee of $800 (plus GST and Disbursements) for both.

A Will won’t be simple if it involves complicated distributions such as overseas property or is likely to require accompanying documentation such as a Statutory Declaration, a Trust or a detailed letter of advice. If your Will is not likely to be a simple one, we will provide you with an estimate of our professional fees before we commence work so you can elect whether or not to proceed. At Hale we endeavour to provide our clients with commercially sensible advice and achieve the best possible result for them.

With a professional, experienced and considerate approach, the legal side of wills and estates can become a reassuring, rather than stressful experience. Hale Legal helps families and individuals deal with challenging legal and personal issues that may call for immediate attention.

Experienced lawyers provide advice, documentation and representation that cover requirements ranging from drafting a simple will, through to challenging the administration of complex estates.  Hale Legal understands that these circumstances can be difficult and challenging, and the team is conscious of both this and the need to provide personalised and tailored outcomes for clients.

When disputes or issues occur the best interests of the client are maintained, aiming to resolve problems as quickly as possible. In these circumstances, Hale Legal maintains a focus on client outcomes, taking a sensible approach to disputes and the strains on family relationships.

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Contesting or challenging an estate under the Family Provision Act 1972 (WA)

Regardless of whether you have a valid Will, the following persons have the ability to apply to the Supreme Court of Western Australia under the Family Provision Act 1972 (WA) for a provision to be made for them out of your estate if they have not been adequately provided for:

Our office has considerable experience in dealing with claims under the Family Provision Act and are happy to assist you with your claim. An application to contest or challenge an estate under the Family Provision Act 1972 (WA) must be brought within 6 months from the date on which the administrator becomes entitled to administer the estate of the deceased in Western Australia unless the Court grants leave to bring the application out of time.

In light of this, it is important to act promptly and this is especially so because takes time to prepare.

Contesting or challenging an estate generally

If you are contesting or challenging the validity of a Will separate to the Family Provision Act 1972 (WA) you ought obtain legal advice urgently as undue delay often causes complications. Our office is experienced in these matters and is more than happy to assist you.

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