Will & Estate

Lawyers Sydney

Experienced

Estate Lawyers Sydney

Michael Conley Lawyers are leading estate lawyers in Sydney, supporting our clients through the complexities of will construction and estate law with a range of legal services. Our experienced team will guide you and your family in a variety of matters including trusts, wills, probate and more. From constructing a simple will to more complex disputes involving assets located both in Australia and overseas, we’re here to guide you towards a satisfactory resolution and help secure the future of your family.

ESTATE LAW

As experienced estate lawyers, we understand the strain of trying to navigate wills and probate. Our role is to understand the full extent of the estate and work with you to achieve a positive outcome for the future. 

Using a personal and collaborative approach to your legal needs, our expert team of will and estate lawyers, probate lawyers and specialists work hard to resolve:

  • Estate Litigation
  • Wills, Powers of Attorney and Appointing an Enduring Guardian
  • Contesting a Will and Family Provision Claims
  • Mediations and Deeds of Family Arrangement

Our Approach

to Estate Law Matters

Michael Conley Lawyers support our clients with a diverse team of will and estate lawyers, who prioritise the needs of your family first.

Our team includes barristers, partners, senior associates, paralegals, administrative staff, forensic accountants, counsellors, trained mediators and arbitrators. Together, our team takes a holistic approach to every case and strives to achieve a sensible and cost-efficient resolution. Our goal is to understand the needs of your family and estate in the long-term, create positive outcomes and attempt to resolve issues before they need to be taken to court to minimise the financial and emotional cost to families.

We understand how important communication and a prompt response is when dealing with sensitive matters, which is why our team prioritises communication to ensure you know what is involved at each step. You’re able to start proceedings with confidence and always know what’s happening with your case. We always reply to your calls and emails, and we’ll never ask you to call back later.

ESTATE LAW SERVICES:

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ESTATE LAW FAQS

When we refer to estates, we are referring to the collective net worth of individuals while alive and then after death. An estate can include land, property (real estate), vehicles, companies or businesses they own, possessions or personal belongings (such as jewellery or household items), financial securities, cash, and other intangible assets, such as stocks, shares, patents or copyrights.
An estate lawyer works with you to secure the best interests of the individual estate owner while they are living and for their beneficiaries after death. An estate lawyer is an experienced and licensed professional who specialises in estates, wills or in the process of probate. The role requires a thorough understanding of federal and state laws as they pertain to your estate.

Deceased estates are the remaining properties, possessions and collective wealth of individuals after death. Deceased estates are usually managed and dispersed to the beneficiaries using a document such as a will or a document intended to be a will. If no valid will is available, then a deceased estate can be administered and distributed under the Succession Act (2006).

An executor of an estate is entrusted with administering the will of a person after their death and often works with a probate lawyer, depending on the circumstances of the estate. In New South Wales, executors are responsible for safeguarding the estates during probate, until the will can be rightfully executed.
Settling estates can take some time, ranging between 9 and 12 months on average. However, this is dependent on a number of factors. Larger and more complex estates, or estates that have not been planned out prior to the individual’s death, can take a significantly longer time to settle. It also depends on the efficiency and availability of the Executor, as well as whether or not there are individuals contesting the will. Under these circumstances, the settlement wills and estates can take longer than average. This can be overwhelming during an already stressful time, which is why it is beneficial to use the support and assistance of experienced lawyers.