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Wills and Estate Law

Whether you’re married, single, have children or not, it’s important that you understand your rights when it comes to Wills, Estate Planning and Wills Disputes. That’s where Shine Lawyers can help.

Shine Lawyers experienced Wills and Estate lawyers can help you with all aspects of your Will and estate, including:

Contesting a Will

When a person dies, their property or ‘estate’ should be looked after in accordance with their Will. Unfortunately, this isn’t always simple, and disputes can arise.

If you have been left out of a Will or feel your interests have not been adequately addressed, you may have legal grounds for contesting the Will. For a Will to be contested, certain criteria need to be met. Strict time limits apply, so it is crucial to seek legal advice as soon as possible. At Shine Lawyers, we will work efficiently and effectively to deliver the best possible outcomes for our clients.

We offer No Win, No Fee* in most cases when disputing a Will, as we believe that every individual has the right to legal advice, regardless of their financial situation. Legal fees are only charged in the event of a successful outcome.

*Conditions apply

Making or Updating a Will

No matter what stage of life you are in, if you have family or dependents, it is important that you have an up-to-date Will. Situations that may prompt an update to your Will include marriage or divorce, the birth of children or grandchildren, the death of a beneficiary or executor, or a significant change to your financial situations or assets.

For just $450, our experienced Wills and Estate lawyers can help you to prepare a legally valid Will that reflects your wishes, and ensures your loved ones are provided for in the future in the manner you want.

*For the preparation of a standard Will, a fixed fee of $450 will apply. For more complex arrangements, additional fees may be required. Your lawyer will explain the process and outline the fees for you prior to commencing your Will.

To find about how we can help you in preparing a Will click here.

Estate Administration

Following the passing of a loved one, a person is generally appointed in the deceased’s Will as an executor, and this person is responsible for distributing the deceased’s estate as stipulated in their Will. The executor is obliged to gather the assets of the deceased, finalise any outstanding debts and conduct other duties. If the deceased does not have a Will, someone will be required to act as an administrator and the ‘Rules of Intestacy’ apply. For someone coming to terms with the loss of a loved one, this can feel like an overwhelming responsibility. Our legal experts can assist you to navigate the Estate Administration process and distribute the estate as per your obligations as an executor.

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