Wills & Estates

Many people make the mistake of waiting until later in life to make arrangements for the administration of their property and assets after they pass away. In reality these are real and important issues that need to be addressed by people of all ages to ensure that their family and other dependants are provided for as best as possible in the event of an unexpected demise.

At John de Mestre & Co, we provide a professional and comprehensive service to help you prepare the necessary documentation to ensure that your wishes are carried out after your death, or at a time when you are no longer able to care for yourself and your family. When someone close to you dies and you require assistance to finalise everything in accordance with that person’s wishes, we can also guide you through the process in a professional and sensitive manner as you come to terms with your loss.

We provide assistance in the following areas:

  • Making a Will (See: What is a Will?)
  • Estate planning
  • Applying for Grant of Probate
  • Intestate estates
  • Applying for Letters of Administration
  • Contesting a Will
  • Power of Attorney (See: What is a Power of Attorney?)
  • Appointment of Guardianship.

Related information and downloads

Succession Act 2006 (NSW)