Wills & Estates

Wills and Probate

It is not something many of us like to think about but, just like family planning and career planning, the importance of estate planning should not be underestimated. When it comes to making sure your directions and wishes are followed after you are gone, there is absolutely no substitute for a properly drafted Will and considered advice.

McQiu Lawyers helps people from all walks of life to avoid the pitfalls associated with using rudimentary templates to create a Will. We also assist clients in applying for Probate.  All of our Wills and Estate work begins with a thorough analysis of your personal situation. We know how to create a proper strategy to meet your needs, and to protect your loved ones.

In some instances, a loved one may not have left a Will or the Will may be deemed invalid. If you are in this situation, we can help you in applying for Letters of Administration. As a natural extension to our Will drafting services, we also work with executors and administrators to apply for Probate.

As well as the initial drafting of a Will and creation of an estate plan, we can revise your existing Will when your circumstances change (e.g re-marriage). Change in family relationship dynamics and asset protection are the two most common reasons why clients come to us to renew their Will.

If you have been left out as a beneficiary under a Will or have concerns with how the Estate is being managed, we can advise you on what options, if any, there may be available to you.

A valid Will should be treated as an essential document of life. If it is important to you as to how and to whom your belongings are gifted when you pass away, it is vital that you take the time to make sure your wishes are made clear. A valid Will goes a long way in reducing the risk of misunderstandings or disputes arising that may lead to litigation. McQiu Lawyers have many years of experience in Wills and Estate matters. A valid and up-to-date Will ensures your beneficiaries receive the assets you intend them to receive. We can assist you with:

  • Drafting and updating your Will;
  • Applying for Probate or Letters of Administration (where there is no valid Will); and
  • Deceased estate claims

At McQiu Lawyers our priority is to offer you a high level of professional service tailored to your individual needs. We offer a broad range of solutions for all your legal needs but, most importantly, at McQiu Lawyers, we actually care about you and your family. Our solicitors and support staff have families of their own and understand just how difficult it can be when a loved one passes away. Don’t leave it to others to make the decisions for you – that is not fair to them or to you. Your Will will be the only opportunity you have to make your wishes known.

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