It’s best to be prepared – speak to our Will lawyers
Half* of all Australians don’t have a Will – don’t be one of them
It’s never too late to change this.
We get it, writing a Will is tough. It involves hard choices, all sorts of legal considerations, and confronting the fact your time on Earth is limited. No wonder you haven’t gotten around to it yet.
Writing a Will is about more than just stating what you want to happen to your property when you’re gone – it’s also about providing comfort during what is one of the most stressful periods your family can go through.
More importantly, it’s about ensuring that your wishes are respected.
Our mission at Danaher Moulton is to make the process of writing and changing your Will as easy as possible – all it takes is 2 hours of your time.
Combining a specialisation in creating Wills with a “user-friendly” approach. What you want comes first, no matter what it is.
Without a Will, it falls to the state to distribute your assets, wealth and money in accordance with Victorian law
If that happens, can you ensure that everything you’ve worked so hard to achieve is going to be distributed the way you want?
It’s your money, your property, and your wealth – you should have the final say on what happens to it.
That’s exactly what your Will allows you to do.
Most people don’t like dealing with paperwork, and fewer yet like thinking about death.
Writing a Will brings both of these things together – little wonder it’s so low on so many people’s priority lists.
However, you could leave your family in a tight spot without one!
Divide your estate the way that you want
As we mentioned above, your property will be divided in accordance with Victorian inheritance laws absent a Will.
And as we all know, legislation doesn’t always reflect your reality.
Only you and your family know your family’s unique dynamic and each others’ financial circumstances. Ensure your estate is divided in a way that accounts for both of these factors by enshrining it in your Will.
Dying without a Will sets into motion a long chain of events as your case works its way through the bureaucracy.
This can lead to months in limbo, with your family having to make do without financial security. Do you really want this to happen to your family after you pass away?
Will puts money in your family’s pockets sooner, giving them financial security during a stressful time.
There’s no law saying that your assets and wealth need to be divided evenly, or immediately. If you want to make an inheritance dependent on specific conditions, you can… provided that you include it in your Will.
At Danaher Moulton, our mission is to ensure your wishes are carried out. Our practical approach towards Wills ensures that your Will actually reflects what you want.
Ensure your affairs are carried out to the letter
Just as important as your Will? Choosing some to execute it – that’s to say, someone to oversee the division of your assets and ensure that your wishes are carried out.
At Danaher Moulton, each Will we create is preceded by an in-depth discussion about your what you want to achieve, your family dynamic, and your wishes.
This also allows us to ensure that your Will is carried out if you need an unbiased executor who truly understands what you want.
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Breaking the deadlock that can arise with a contested Will
While it’s fun to read about in novels or watch on the screen, unfortunately, contested Wills are a common outcome in real life as well.
Your family is under enough stress already – the last thing you want to add to the pile is a Will dispute.
In cases of contested Wills, the right legal solutions can mean the difference between a quick and relatively painless resolution for your relatives, and a long, costly and drawn-out legal battle.
It isn’t just a good idea to ask our Will lawyers in Melbourne to execute your Will – it’s also a good idea to retain them afterwards in the event of a Will dispute.
The Unchallengeable Will – can it be done?
At Danaher Legal we spend a lot of time advising clients in relation to making a claim against a person’s Estate, or protecting people from claims made against their Estate
Will and estate-related disputes can cause major discontent and drama within your family. Little wonder that many of our clients ask us if it’s fact or fiction that you can make your Will unchallengeable.
In short, the answer is “yes!”
More specifically, it is possible to make your Will unchallengeable – however, specialist legal advice and expertise is needed. Fortunately, it’s something we here at Danaher Legal can provide you with.
Our Will lawyers in Hawthorn will see your wishes carried out
Writing and executing a Will is more than just a job to us – it’s an important responsibility that we carry out with the utmost care
Most people’s Wills aren’t very complicated. After all, the majority of people don’t have thousands of dollars in the stock market, multiple properties or a business of their own.
These ‘simple Wills’ as they’re called are relatively low-cost, one-off affairs.
Of course, that doesn’t mean that you can afford to cut corners.
When it comes to your Will, the bottom line – that is to say, how much we’ll earn from taking on your case – doesn’t come into the picture at all. We believe that type of attitude is just too risky – how can you really be sure that your wishes are going to be respected?
At Danaher Moulton, it’s people first, always.
It isn’t just you, either – our lawyers in Hawthorn will keep your family in mind when helping draft your Will.
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Engaging a lawyer doesn’t have to be a long-winded process
We understand each deceased estate family are different. That is why one size does not fit all. Our deceased estate lawyers work with you to find solutions for you and tailor their advice to your specific circumstances.
Dennis and the team at Danaher Moulton have been my trusted legal advisors for several years now – their accessibility, approachability and practical advice has been welcomed by me personally and the many clients whom I have referred. Dennis is always prepared to go ‘above and beyond’ and has a unique ability to simplify what can sometimes be quite a daunting process.
Danaher Moulton are the ideal partner for SME businesses providing a comprehensive range of services that every business owner needs.
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Dealing with Dennis and the team at Danaher Moulton is always a pleasure.
They are honest, knowledgeable and efficient. I have had personal dealings as well as referred many clients through the conveyancing team and my clients have only ever had great experiences. I couldn’t recommend Danaher Moulton more highly.
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