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Making a will -any recommendations for a great lawyer?

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    We want to make a will that details exactly what should happen to our son in the event that both my husband and i die (very morbid!) i need a lawyer that can draw up a will that is legal here and in the uk. It would cover custody as well as financial issues so im looking for any recommendations :)

     

    Sorry if this is in the wrong area -wasnt sure where to post it!

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    We have used Tindall Gask Bentley for Wills and Enduring Guardian/Powers of Attorney (saw Robert Warhurst). They are located in the CBD, Reynella, Mt Barker and have other offices throughout the State; have a solid reputation in legal circles, done some challenging cases and won't deplete your pocketbook too.

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    Hi

     

    I

    We want to make a will that details exactly what should happen to our son in the event that both my husband and i die (very morbid!) i need a lawyer that can draw up a will that is legal here and in the uk. It would cover custody as well as financial issues so im looking for any recommendations :)

     

    Sorry if this is in the wrong area -wasnt sure where to post it!

     

    Not morbid, just sensible! We are keen to do the same thing for the same reason. It's on our list of things to do now we're here so I'm interested in reading any responses or recommendations, too.

     

    Lyn x

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    We used Nicholls Gervasi, the Norwood branch and were very happy with the service and advice we received (although I suppose the only real test about how good it is, is when you die and it has to take effect!!!). As we are not married, the laws for some issues differ so we are glad we have it all in writing what we want to happen.

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    Another good option is Australian Executor Trustees who have been around for 125 years, give a discount if they serve as executors and for a basic will charge under $300. Discounted if they serve as executor. They also dont charge any rental to securely store will on site

     

    Liz

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    This is one of the best questions asked.

    I'm glad you have brought question up as its something I we have not thought of since being here.

    Now we need to ask some serious questions to our 11 year old daughter.

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    I used Tindall Gask Bentley (Rob Warhurst) when I was about to undergo a double bypass and wanted to make sure that if I didn't make it that all would be legally sorted. He was brilliant, fixed it up in very short order for me. I'm just glad I can tell you all about it!

     

    Oh and very reasonable cost too, for the service, which was impeccable.:biggrin:

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    Another good option is Australian Executor Trustees who have been around for 125 years, give a discount if they serve as executors and for a basic will charge under $300. Discounted if they serve as executor. They also dont charge any rental to securely store will on site

     

    Liz

     

    Beware this they usually charge by the hour for the executor services when the time comes and it comes out of the estate. You do not need them as executors. Your choice.

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    Guest Chelseadownunder

    I would back up the cautionary tone of comment above (Rammy Girl) for the use of Australian Executor Trustees.

     

    Because of my job I must add "This should not be taken as financial advice"

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    I'm just the person you're looking for!

     

    I originally qualified as a lawyer in England in 2004 and practiced with a large law firm for 5 years before moving to Adelaide in 2009.

     

    I re-qualified and was admitted as a solicitor in South Australia in January 2010.

     

    Early this year I opened my own boutique legal practice, Legal Matters, specialising in property, wills, enduring powers of attorney/guardianship and deceased estates.

     

    My office is in the City but I do offer home visits if required.

     

    Please feel free to have a look at my web page www.conveyancingmatters.com.au/legalmatters as it contains some useful frequently asked questions and a link to an interesting article as to why it's best to use a solicitor to prepare your Will titled "DIY Will kits present a legal minefield".

     

    If you have any queries please don't hesitate to contact me.

     

    Kerry Miller

    Solicitor

    Legal Matters

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    A good story on Today Tonight has just been on about the dangers of not using a Professional when making a Will!!

     

     

    Kerry, perhaps we can meet for a coffee?

     

    We are looking for someone we can refer our clients to in relation to having their Wills prepared, mainly UK expat clients so having someone with knowledge of both systems will be valuable.

     

     

    Regards

     

     

    Andy

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