Wills and
Trusts

Will Drafting

Your will is one of the most important documents you will prepare during your lifetime. Your death poses some important questions: Who will administer your estate and have control over it? Who will you appoint as suitable guardians for any minor children? To whom will your assets be distributed? Failure to draw up a proper will can lead to disastrous and unintended consequences at a time when your family is most vulnerable. It’s critical that you use a professional to draft your will. Our specialist attorneys are at hand to guide you through this important process, ensuring that your will complies with the strict legal formalities prescribed by the Wills Act and ensuring that your true wishes, as simply and clearly as possible, are carried out.

Trust Creation

A trust is an important part of your estate plan, providing the only legal vehicle by which a person can divest themselves of assets, yet still remain involved in their day-to-day management. Our trust specialists will guide you through the process of creating your trust and ensure that your trust deed is tailored exactly according to your wishes.

Trust Administration

No matter how well your trust deed is prepared, it will all come to nothing if the trust is not properly administered. The greatest danger facing most clients who create trusts is the trust being successfully attacked as their alter ego, rendering the trust null and void ab initio. To avoid this, it is essential that trustees are always kept involved in the trust’s decisions and administration, guarding against any attack on the trust on the basis that only one trustee is making the decisions and administering the trust. We make this aspect easier – thanks to secure cloud storage of all the important documents (which all trustees can access), and our electronic signing platform.

Deceased Estate Administration

Our deceased estate administration department offers a professional, efficient and personal service in administering deceased estates. The process is overseen by qualified and experienced estate attorneys with specialist knowledge in estate administration, estate duty and capital gains tax.

The only thing of importance when we depart will be the traces of love we have left behind.

 

– Albert Schweitzer