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Wills Lawyers in Perth

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Experienced Lawyers Specialising in Wills, Probate and Estate Law in Perth, WA

If you’re seeking legal assistance from lawyers specialising in Wills and probate, our Perth team can provide accurate legal advice and can assist you with preparing your Will and organising your estate planning. At Rattigan & Associates, we understand that this can be a sensitive issue and are committed to making you feel comfortable and respected throughout the entire process.

Who Should Have a Will and Why?

Our Wills and estates lawyers in Perth believe that everyone over the age of 18 should have a valid Will drafted by a lawyer to ensure your estate can be distributed as quickly as possible and in the intended manner. Creating your own a Will involves considering a number of things including who you wish to appoint as your Executor, your beneficiaries and any specific instructions you may have. 

As it’s a highly complex task, we recommend leaving the drafting and preparation of your Will to a team of professionals. By relying on our experienced team of Wills and estate lawyers in Perth, should anything happen, you’ll have peace of mind in knowing your assets and property will be accurately distributed, the way you intend them to be. Do-it-Yourself kits lack the sophistication necessary to properly reflect your true intentions and often fail to the extent that intended beneficiaries do not receive the gifts referred to in the Will. By aligning with the team at Rattigan & Associates, we’re able to provide guidance, support and assistance on all your legal matters in the comfort of our Perth office.

Don’t Have a Will? Act Now by Relying on Our Wills and Estates Lawyers in Perth 

Making proper arrangements about your estate is vitally important. People often put off arranging their affairs, but the best plan to remove financial worries for your family is to act now. To safeguard your estate during your lifetime, as well as after it, our wills and probate lawyers in Perth are able to assess your situation and provide a range of ways to meet your needs now and in the future. 

Contact Our Wills and Probate Lawyers in Perth

As the leading Wills, estate and probate lawyers in Perth, Rattigan & Associates specialise in drafting Wills and other estate planning, including enduring powers of attorney and enduring powers of guardianship. In the event you have lost a family member, we can also assist with administration of estates, probate applications, letters of administration and estate advice.

We provide legal advice right here in our Perth office, or we can provide alternative arrangements for appointments such as video, telephone, or Facetime, depending on your preference.

Call for A Free 10-minute Telephone Consultation

We understand that sometimes you just need to chat to an expert.

Contact us on (08) 6467 7179 for a free 10-minute telephone consultation to find out more information on how our Wills and estates lawyers in Perth at Rattigan & Associates can assist you.


Phone: (08) 6467 7179

Email: office@rattigan.com.au

Suite 3W, Plaza 817 Beeliar Drive, Cockburn Central

PO Box 3819 SUCCESS WA 6964

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make my own Will?

A person may draft their own Will, however, to ensure that the Will is valid it is recommended that you seek legal advice on the contents of your Will or to have an existing Will reviewed by a Wills and probate lawyer.  

How do I make sure my wishes are carried out?

A properly drafted Will ensures that your wishes are carried out and appointing an Executor who you trust to carry out your wishes is essential.

What happens if I die without a Will?

If you die without a Will, your estate will be dealt with in accordance with the Law.  If you have a spouse, children, or other family members they may apply to the Court in relation to your estate and have the power to distribute or dispose of your property.

Can I leave my assets to anyone I like?

Yes, but there is a possibility of the Will being challenged if a dependent, child or spouse is excluded.

How often should I update my Will?

It is recommended that you review your Will from time to time, and certainly if circumstances change in your life that may change who is to benefit from your Will or who may be appointed as your Executor.

Where should I keep my Will?

Your Will should be kept in a safe place, particularly somewhere it will not be damaged by unforeseen events, such as fire or flood.

Can I use my will to nominate who will take care of my kids after I'm gone?

In Western Australia, if there are no guardians nominated, there are laws in respect to who will take care of the children after the death of one parent.

What is Power of Attorney?

A Power of Attorney document gives authority to another person or persons to act on behalf of the Donor in respect to property and financial matters.  An attorney can be appointed solely on their own, jointly with another person, or in substitute of another attorney.  Power of Attorney documents can also be limited to a particular task or timeframe and are useful if they are only required to be used for that specific purpose.

What are the traps to be aware of when drafting a Power of Attorney?

It is recommended that the Attorney appointed to act is someone that you know, trust, and have confidence in to carry out their duties in accordance with your wishes.  You should not appoint someone who is frequently travelling or someone who would not be available and willing to perform the necessary duties as your attorney. There are different types of Power of Attorney documents which can be tailored to suit your current or ongoing needs.  It is recommended that you speak with the person you wish to appoint prior to drafting any documents in the event they are not willing to carry out the role.

Have questions? Get in touch with our team today!