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Deborah Linwood

Partner - Accredited Specialist in Wills & Estates Law and in Property Law

p: 02 9232 3733
e: mail@teece.com.au

Specialty:  Wills & Estates and Propety Law



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John Maitland

Partner - Accredited Specialist in Wills and Estates Law

p: 02 9232 3733
e: mail@teece.com.au

Specialty:  Estate Planning & Trusts



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Richard Neal

Partner - Accredited Specialist in Wills & Estates Law

p: 02 9232 3733
e: mail@teece.com.au

Specialty:  Estate Planning & Trusts, Estate Disputes and Contested Estate Claims



Estate Planning

At some stage in their life everyone needs to consider making a Will and dealing with the possibility that they may not always be able to manage or control their financial or physical circumstances.

For some, this task can be a simple, while for others circumstances it will be more complicated.  Examples of the questions which can arise include:

  • Who will be the guardians of my children if I die?

  • Who will look after my financial affairs if I have an accident or suffer a serious illness?

  • Who can make decisions about health care for me if I become incapacitated?

  • How can I make sure my children are provided for if something happens to me?

  • Can I stop someone from making a claim against my estate?

  • What happens to my superannuation if I die?

When we’re young, life seems fairly simple and straightforward, but as we get older, our circumstances change and life becomes more complicated. Relationships, financial structures, business and families grow and change and sometimes create new problems.

We also live in a society where retirement planning is increasingly important and the high rate of divorce means that many people have complicated families, with children from more than one relationship who may all need to be taken into account. There is often potential for conflict between competing claims when someone dies

Each person’s circumstances are different and needs careful and considered estate planning advice. While a Will or a Power of Attorney might seem to be a simple document, the reality is that in many cases simple forms which fail to deal with the complexities of life often result in expensive disputes and litigation when a person dies.  

Finding the right balance between simplicity and effective, considered estate planning requires specialist skills and expertise. That’s why Teece Hodgson & Ward has built one of the leading Wills and Estates Law specialist teams in Australia.   

We have solicitors who are experts in the field and advise on all aspects of estate planning, inheritance law, trusts and related topics.  Our specialists are all NSW Law Society Accredited Specialists in Wills and Estates law.

Our ability to provide focused, personalised advice and assistance, tailored to meet our clients, specific circumstances means that our clients can structure their estate planning to best address their particular circumstances and meet their needs.

We can help you prepare a comprehensive estate plan tailored to your need. This can include a wide range of documents such as:

For authoritative legal advice and the highest standard of professional input to help you with your estate planning needs, contact one of our Accredited Specialists in this field:

Richard Neal

Deborah Linwood

John Maitland

Asheetha Jelliffe

We also have Accredited Wills and Estates Specialists who handle claims against estates and estate litigation, should the need arise.  For more details see Estate Disputes

 

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