Careful estate planning
Most people don’t like to think about preparing a will because the process brings us face-to-face with the harsh reality of life: that one day all of this will end when we die.
Whilst the end-part is sadly inevitable, each of us has the power to decide what sort of legacy we leave behind for those we love.
Have you done all you can to provide for your loved ones, and to make their transition to your death as easy as possible? Or will you leave potential confusion and conflict in your wake?
Careful estate planning allows for our loved ones to grieve in peace and calm. There are few things more traumatic than negotiating a contested estate while dealing with your own grief. Engaging professional assistance to craft a thoughtful will is one of the kindest things you can do for those you leave behind.
Ezra Legal has the experience and commercial knowledge to help you structure your affairs now, to create that sense of order and clarity for those you leave behind.
We also assist with the administration of deceased estates – and draw on more than 25 years of experience in this area. Our Principal, Michael Fabbro, is often engaged as counsel by other estate planning practitioners because of his ability and experience in navigating the most complex estate matters. Tom Sheridan draws on a wealth of knowledge in this field, and Kate McShane in our Port Lincoln office provides professional insight for other South Australian practitioners by writing articles for the Law Society’s Wills & Estates publication.
Even with careful planning, sometimes the administration of a deceased estate can be fraught with difficulty. For example, we recently assisted a client whose late father had left her and her sister what, at first site, appeared to be a fair share of his estate.
The main asset of the estate however, was a residence in an interstate country town that our client had no interest in occupying or buying. The property had been rented out for a couple of years and was progressively declining in value.