Wills & Estates​

Horn Legal provides prompt, professional services in matters relating to Wills and Estates. Your Will is an important legal document that sets out how all of your assets will be disposed of after your death, including any property you own, bank accounts, insurance policies, and vehicles. 

At Horn Legal, we have assisted numerous clients in planning Wills and Estates, carrying out their duties as Executors of Wills, and administering Estates. 

With 17 years of experience working with clients, Horn Legal knows it is vital to trust your Will with an expert who has your best interests at heart. We will help you navigate the spectrum of issues, from Estate Planning, assigning Power of Attorney, to arranging Grants of Probate, and managing Estates where there is no Will (known as “intestacy”).

Will Preparation

Horn Legal offers a high-quality, affordable service to prepare one of the most vital documents you will ever need: your Will. Unfortunately, more than half of all Australians pass away without leaving a Will, creating avoidable stress for their partners and loved ones.

At Horn Legal, we consult carefully with you (and other parties as required) to gain a comprehensive understanding of your situation. Working closely alongside you, we develop a Will that outlines your beneficiaries, names Executors, and records your wishes.

Our advice includes taking into account estate planning, the impact of subsequent marriages or re-partnering (if applicable), guardianship of minor children, superannuation and taxation issues, and matters relating to probate and administration. 

We also advise you on Powers of Attorney or Guardianship that allow others to carry out your wishes if you are unable to manage your affairs, for example due to health issues. Moreover, we support you with such complicated matters as special-purpose trusts or testamentary trusts. 

While there are numerous factors to consider, Horn Legal simplifies the process with our straightforward communication and experienced guidance.

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“Cameron is an amazing solicitor. He really has your best interests at heart. Cameron's extremely experienced, very reasonably priced, and is one of the nicest people I've met. He is in no way arrogant or pushy, and really listens to you. I'm just really thankful that I found him after horrible experiences with a private lawyer and with Victoria Legal Aid. Thank you Cameron.”

Horn Legal provides prompt, professional services in matters relating to Wills and Estates. Your Will is an important legal document that sets out how all of your assets will be disposed of after your death, including any property you own, bank accounts, insurance policies, and vehicles. 

At Horn Legal, we have assisted numerous clients in planning Wills and Estates, carrying out their duties as Executors of Wills, and administering Estates. 

With 17 years of experience working with clients, Horn Legal knows it is vital to trust your Will with an expert who has your best interests at heart. We will help you navigate the spectrum of issues, from Estate Planning, assigning Power of Attorney, to arranging Grants of Probate, and managing Estates where there is no Will (known as “intestacy”).

Will Preparation

Horn Legal offers a high-quality, affordable service to prepare one of the most vital documents you will ever need: your Will. Unfortunately, more than half of all Australians pass away without leaving a Will, creating avoidable stress for their partners and loved ones.

At Horn Legal, we consult carefully with you (and other parties as required) to gain a comprehensive understanding of your situation. Working closely alongside you, we develop a Will that outlines your beneficiaries, names Executors, and records your wishes.

Our advice includes taking into account estate planning, the impact of subsequent marriages or re-partnering (if applicable), guardianship of minor children, superannuation and taxation issues, and matters relating to probate and administration. 

We also advise you on Powers of Attorney or Guardianship that allow others to carry out your wishes if you are unable to manage your affairs, for example due to health issues. Moreover, we support you with such complicated matters as special-purpose trusts or testamentary trusts. 

While there are numerous factors to consider, Horn Legal simplifies the process with our straightforward communication and experienced guidance.

Have Additional Questions?

Speak to Our Legal Team Today!

Yvonne Lafferty
Read More
“Cameron is an amazing solicitor. He really has your best interests at heart. Cameron's extremely experienced, very reasonably priced, and is one of the nicest people I've met. He is in no way arrogant or pushy, and really listens to you. I'm just really thankful that I found him after horrible experiences with a private lawyer and with Victoria Legal Aid. Thank you Cameron.”

Estate Administration

The administration of a deceased estate is complex, and can be emotionally charged.Horn Legal inspires confidence with our expert advice based on 17 years of practice.

We appreciate this is a sensitive time, and there may be complications.

  • If you do not leave a Will, a court will apply a formula to determine who receives your assets.
  • If you do not nominate an Executor to carry out your Will, a court will appoint one.
  • If you leave a Will that does not name an expected beneficiary, they may challenge the Will.
  • Working with clients throughout Bentleigh and other parts of Melbourne, Horn Legal has helped numerous individuals and families through the process of inheriting and administering Estates. 
  • We have supported people to understand any legal and taxation implications of an inheritance, as well as assisted with appointing or collaborating with Executors, overseeing and finalising the distribution of assets, and applying for Grants of Probate or Grants of Administration.

If you have been appointed as the Executor of an Estate, your role is to carry out the terms of the will and distribute assets in accordance with its provisions. 

Horn Legal can help your discharge your duty as an Executor with our quick, efficient services and effective advice. These include applying for a Grant of Probate that formally allows you to manage the Estate assets. It can also involve assisting you with collecting assets, paying debts and making distributions to beneficiaries.

With the multitude of tasks involved with Estate administration, Horn Legal recommends contacting us for a free consultation to discuss your situation. We provide a respectful, results-focused service that aims to minimise your stress and ensure strong outcomes in short timeframes.

Other Services

While nobody wishes be in a situation where they need to contest a loved one’s Will, at Horn Legal our expert knowledge and compassionate approach will guide you through this complex journey. Please contact us early if you are in this situation, as there are strict deadlines for applications.

Contact Horn Legal today for a free consultation about your Wills and Estates legal property advice needs.

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