Wills & Estate Planning
Expert probate estate lawyers in Sydney
The act of making a legal Will with an estate lawyer is an act of love. A legal will protects the interests of those you care for most, freeing them of financial worries at one of the most emotional times in their life.
Only a lawyer can ensure your estate is protected
Setting up a Will with an estate lawyer is just one step in protecting yourself and your family, with most people leaving it too late. Half of Australian’s do not have a Will, yet considering the ease and importance of drafting one, it makes sense to be in the half who have their estate in order. Altria Law’s team of probate experts will guide you on the process to make a legally binding and verified Will as a document of your last wishes.
Use a qualified probate lawyer
Altria’s lawyers specialising in Wills ensure it complies with guidelines and how you are gifting is legal, especially trusts, co-owned assets and insurance. We can advise you on the legality of the people you wish to gift to, and advise on debt settlement and funeral costs.
We will reduce the likelihood and ability of an individual contesting your final wishes and seeking their share. We verify you made your Will in sound mind and safeguard it as the last and current version of your final requests before passing. And Altria’s probate law team can help execute the Will if matters become more complicated and burdensome.
The loss of a loved one is a challenging time, and Altria Law can reduce the heartache during your families time of grief by having your affairs in order.
Why choose Altria?
- Experienced estate lawyers with many years of experience
- Online technology to remain in communication throughout the journey
- Attentive and responsive to clients’ probate needs
- Understanding in times of grief
Altria Law’s team of estate lawyers and probate experts have years of experience in creating Wills for large and small estates as well as protecting family wealth. We leave nothing to chance, ensuring your family is well protected from legal or financial problems especially after you have passed away.
Our services include
- Wills and execution
- Power of Attorney
- Enduring Guardianship
- Family trusts
- Testamentary discretionary trusts
- Estate planning
- Asset and wealth protection
- Business succession
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Wills & Estate Planning Fact Sheet
As expert probate and estate lawyers we advise clients on a range of matters to distribute wealth for their next of kin. At Altria, we provide advice you can understand, in a straightforward, clear and concise manner. This probate fact sheet provides an overview of the factors to consider if you are planning for the future of your family, including:
- legal drafting of a Will and last testament
- Power of Attorney
- Enduring Guardianship, and
- setting up a family trust
If you wish to discuss your probate matter further with an estate lawyer please contact us today.
Specialist trust fund lawyers
Family trusts can reduce your tax liability
In Australia, setting up a family beneficiary trust with an estate lawyer is a useful financial tool to benefit your family as a whole, including lucrative tax advantages. Usually a family trust makes sense when individuals on high tax rates can offset against lower income family members, where there is a need for increased protection from creditors and ex-partners, and to pass down assets through future generations. A qualified estate lawyer such as Altria will ensure your trust is drawn up and managed correctly to avoid any tax implications.
Testamentary discretionary trusts protect your wealth
This type of trust is set up specifically for Wills once you have deceased. As opposed to granting gifts from your estate directly to recipients, you place the assets into the trust and appoint the recipients as beneficiaries. This poses tax benefits, as you could place a residential property into the trust and then this becomes an investment property for your beneficiaries to earn continued income from.
Talk to Altria’s experienced estate lawyers today about the benefits of setting up a trust for your family.
Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship
There may come a time in your life when you are unable to look after your own affairs, such as being incapacitated, mental decline or accident. You will need to consider those trusted individuals over the age of 18 who can act on your behalf as a way of insuring yours and your families future. It is wise to engage a lawyer to ensure the right limits are placed on any authority you grant.
Talk to Altria’s team today about securing your personal future.
Power of Attorney
Altria Law can help you draft a legal document that appoints and authorises an individual such as a family member or trusted friend to act on your behalf in the areas of property and financial management. You can choose this for a defined or indefinite period of time.
We can assist you appointment of a person(s) to cover the personal, lifestyle and health aspects of your life when you are incapable of doing so. They step in to decide where you will live and what medical or dental treatment you are to receive.
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