Wills and estate planning

Estate planning provides peace of mind that your intentions will be fulfilled. Leave your financial decisions in the hands of someone you trust should you lose mental capacity. Ensure that the assets you have earned over your lifetime are bequeathed to your loved ones. Know your children will be looked after if you no longer can. 

Whether you wish to draft a valid Will, file a Power of Attorney or appoint an Enduring Guardian, our Wills and Estates lawyers are available to assist you. Feel confident that your affairs are in order with reliable legal advice from BDN in Canberra and Queanbeyan. 

Probate and estate administration

With so many duties and obligations, being nominated as the executor of a deceased estate can be overwhelming. That’s why we’re here to help you every step of the way. 

Our Wills and Estates lawyers provide professional, proactive and compassionate assistance with estate administration so that you can perform your role smoothly during this difficult time. Gain considered legal support on matters such as:

  • Applying for a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration

  • Collecting assets and paying debts

  • Storing and holding assets

  • Distributing assets to beneficiaries

  • Managing taxes for the deceased estate

  • Defending the deceased estate in Court

Contesting a Will

As Will disputes are subject to strict time limits and varying legislation across states, it’s important to seek professional legal advice as soon as you wish to contest a Will.

If you feel that you have been unjustly excluded from a Will or provided for insufficiently, our dedicated lawyers in NSW or ACT can assist in proving your eligibility and provide legal representation as required. 

At BDN, we understand that the death of a loved one is a stressful time fraught with emotion – and that a dispute over inheritance can make this tough situation even more challenging. Together, we will ensure your best interests are respected and protected.


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