Wills, Probate and Estate Disputes

Partner Mark Phillips heads the estate planning team at Symons Phillips and has been practising in this area for over 30 years. We understand your estate plan will be unique and we endeavour to provide you with easy to understand advice as to what can be an otherwise complex area of the law.

Estate planning involves more than just a Will. An appropriate estate plan is vital to ensuring your assets are distributed in accordance with your wishes, in assisting to protect your family's wealth as well as legally managing potential tax liabilities.

Symons Phillips Lawyers can assist you in formulating an estate plan tailored to your circumstances, lifestyle, assets and goals. We can also help you with setting up a trust to protect your family's wealth and nominating a power of attorney or guardian for your personal and healthcare matters in the event you are unable to make decisions for yourself.

We provide comprehensive probate and administration of estate services. If someone has died, a Grant or Probate is usually required to deal with their estate and effectively distribute their assets. We can assist you in administering a deceased estate during what can be a stressful and emotional time with as much involvement as you wish.

We can assist you with resolving your disputes. We will help you understand your rights in relation to a wide range of Wills, Probate and Estate matters, including the resolutions of estate disputes.

We have successfully represented many individuals who believe they had been left without adequate provision in the deceased persons Will. Even where the deceased does not leave a Will, an individual may be entitled to challenge the division of an estate otherwise set down in law.

We also routinely act for executors and legal representatives of deceased estates in defending applications made for provision out of the estate.

Our aim is to resolve all disputes with minimum conflict and cost. However, if litigation is necessary, we have the expertise to assist you achieving the best possible outcome in Court.