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It is important to have an up to date and valid Will and Power of Attorney documentation, to enable your Estate to be managed in accordance with your wishes. Click here to start your Will Click here to start your Estate Dispute matter online View our Wills & Estates FAQ's

Why Is A Will Important?

Gone are the days when you could make a will and then rest easy for the next 50 years. The law has become more complicated in recent times.

What Is Estate Planning?

Estate Planning is the process of detailing how you want your affairs to be managed once you die or are otherwise unable to handle them yourself.

Why Is Estate Planning Important?

Estate Planning is important to ensure your affairs are managed the way you intend; without Estate Planning the law dictates what happens and this may be very different to what you would want to have happen.

Importance of Wills and Estate Planning

Will and Estate Planning are both very important to ensure your affairs are managed the way you want. Without a Will or Estate Planning the law dictates what happens once you die and this may be very different to what you would want to have happen.

Will and Estate Planning Cost

The cost of preparing a Will and Estate Planning is very dependent upon the simplicity or complexity of each situation. When you contact your lawyer and they find out more about your exact Will and Estate Planning requirements they will be able to provide a comprehensive cost for your consideration.

At Burke & Associates Lawyers we are experienced in all types of succession plans, from the simple Will to more complex arrangements including testamentary trusts. Talk to us and we’ll give you the right advice so your affairs are in order and your decisions are followed and respected.

Are you aware that your will doesn’t cover your superannuation benefits or trust assets? You spend a lifetime building your wealth, so it’s important that you choose where it goes after you pass away

The duties required in relation to the deceased person’s estate may be very simple, or they may be complicated, emotional and time-consuming. There are legal rules and obligations that must be followed which may include an application for a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration from the Supreme Court.

Whatever the requirements are, we can are here to help.

How can we help you?

  • Wills;
  • Wills incorporating testamentary trusts
  • Wills incorporating special disability trusts
  • Wills incorporating life interests
  • Wills incorporating other types of trusts
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney;
  • Appointment of Supportive Attorney;
  • Appointment of Medical Treatment Decision Makers;
  • Advanced Care Directives (including Instructional Directives and Values Directives);
  • Corporate powers of attorney;
  • Estate Planning advice concerning options to pass control of your assets in accordance with your wishes; and
  • Court Authorised Wills for individuals lacking Testamentary Capacity.

At Burke & Associates Lawyers, we have extensive experience in all matters relating to Wills and Deceased Estate Administration including Probate, Letters of Administration, large and small estates, complex and simple estates, estates which include tension and conflict between family members, estates with standard or unique property, will contests – we’ve seen it all and we can help and support you.

Wills & Estates Services

Our Wills & Estates Lawyers

Meghan Warren

Principal

Meghan Warren

Principal
LL.B GAICD B.Bus (FinPlan)
Meghan is one of the few lawyers in Australia admitted in the State (Victoria) and Federal jurisdictions of Australia, and as an Attorney at Law to the New York State Bar in the United States.

Rosy Roberts

Principal

Rosy Roberts

Principal
LL.B (Hons) B.A GAICD
Rosy has extensive experience in Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution having represented clients in all Victorian State Courts and the High Court of Australia. She is also a VCAT appointed Administrator.

Rohani Bixler

Special Counsel

Rohani Bixler

Special Counsel
LL.B (Hons) BA (PSYCH)
Rohani holds a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from Monash University, and has practiced exclusively in the areas of estate planning, deceased estate administration and estate litigation and disputes since...

Luke Palmer

Associate

Luke Palmer

Associate
LL.B BA
Luke is passionate about making things as simple as possible for people who are dealing with the loss of a loved one.

Helen Andreou

Probate Clerk and Paralegal

Helen Andreou

Probate Clerk and Paralegal
LL.B BSc
Helen has over eight years of experience providing support for lawyers and assisting clients.
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