We understand that the breakdown of a relationship or a marriage can be stressful and traumatic. Our Perth family lawyers will advise you of your legal rights, entitlements and obligations, and guide you through the various family law options available to you.
Court Proceedings & Dispute Resolution
Our Perth litigation lawyers are able to represent West Australian, overseas and interstate clients in all courts and tribunals throughout Australia, including the Supreme Court, Family Court, District Court, Magistrate’s Court and State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia.
Wills & Estate Planning
A Will is the legal document that describes how you wish your assets to be distributed upon your death. A Will also allows you to choose an Executor who will be responsible for making sure your wishes are met.
Letters of Administration with the Will annexed are normally granted to an appropriate person (who will usually be a beneficiary of the deceased’s estate) where a deceased person has not nominated an Executor in their Will, or the nominated Executor is unable or unwilling to apply for a grant of probate.
A Will is invalid if the person making the Will:
- Did not approve its content.
- Lacked the mental capacity to make it.
- Was unduly influenced or pressured into making it in a certain way.
Family Provision Claims
The following eligible persons are able to make a claim against a deceased persons estate under the Family Provision Act 1972 (WA), on the basis that a Will or the law relating to intestacy (if there is no Will) does not make proper and adequate provision for them: