PRACTICE AREAS

WILLS, ESTATE PLANNING & DECEASED ESTATES

Our Estate Planning and Estate Administration team has extensive experience and commercial acumen in assisting our clients with respect to planning and management of their assets and wealth.

We take the time to understand your objectives and circumstances and tailor a solution for your needs. It is worth planning strategies and structures to protect and plan the management of your assets, both during your life and after your death.

Our team can assist you with:

  • advice on business and family succession structures,

  • preparation of simple and complex Wills and trust arrangements,

  • estate planning advice and structures,

  • management of family disputes and contested Wills,

  • Powers of Attorney and other structures to assist flexibility with your personal and business affairs,

  • estate administration, Probate and Letters of Administration, and

  • restructuring.

Our Wills, Estate Planning & Deceased Estates Services

Wills and Estate Planning

Deceased Estates

Estate Disputes

Why Choose
Nevett Ford 

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Speak to your lawyer when you need to.

Initial fixed cost consultations, so you know where you stand before committing to a course of action.

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Personal, tailored service that accommodates your needs and what value you will get from our service, instead of one-size-fits-all approach.

Decades of experience and a wide range of service areas means we can draw on knowledge from across our firm to inform your decisions.

Who You’ll Work With

Richard Hamilton
Peter Lumb
Andrew Lumb
Stephanie Chafer

Topics We’ve Written About

Does My Separation Affect My Will?

Does My Separation Affect My Will?

A common misunderstanding that many clients have is that separating from a partner, or the process of a family law property settlement will automatically revoke a Will, when in fact a separation from a partner will only revoke a Will when divorce is finalised.  In...

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Busting Common Myths About Wills

Busting Common Myths About Wills

If you die without having a valid Will, then your assets will be distributed according to the laws of intestacy and could mean that your assets may not go to the people you want them to.  Having a written Will is the only way to guarantee that those who benefit from...

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Powers of Attorney and Financial Abuse of the Elderly

Powers of Attorney and Financial Abuse of the Elderly

A Power of Attorney is a legally binding document which gives another person(s) or trustee organisation the power to act and make decisions on your behalf on matters ranging from financial matters, personal matters or medical treatment. In the unfortunate event that...

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Mutual Wills

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Mutual Wills

Mutual Wills are Wills made by two individuals, usually husband and wife, which create a binding contract not to amend or revoke them without the knowledge or consent of the other.  The effect of Mutual Wills is that when one person dies the survivor’s Will is...

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I Am Getting Married! What Does This Mean for My Will?

I Am Getting Married! What Does This Mean for My Will?

What is normally on your to-do list when preparing for a wedding?  Rings, dress, reception, cake and champagne to name a few.  Have you considered though that you should be adding either a review of your Will or making a Will. If you already have a Will, you may not...

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How Do I Find a Will After Someone Dies?

How Do I Find a Will After Someone Dies?

There is no simple answer to this question. There is no single repository of Wills, and a Will does not need to have been registered. It is customary practice for original Wills to be kept by individuals in their safe storage or by lawyers who prepared the Will. A...

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    Nevett Ford Melbourne Pty Ltd

    ABN: 144 697 790

    Level 16, South Tower, Rialto Building, 525 Collins Street
    Melbourne, VIC 3000