Wills, Estate Planning and Family Trusts
Wills & Estate Planning: We are all guaranteed that our lives are finite and we will die though we do not know when or how the event may come about. It is therefore, so very important that we strive to ensure that our will is current and meets our obligations and desired outcomes at any particular time. Careful thought and planning is essential to achieve this goal. I recognise the crucial importance of this work to my clients and I advise clients on how to structure their estate planning to best meet their individual needs.
Family Trusts: Trusts are, for several of our clients, a useful creation to assist them in meeting their intended outcomes. A Trust can also serve the very useful purpose of preventing assets acquired with hard work being lost to creditors and /or being employed to defray the cost of long term residential care in our declining years.
I am happy to discuss your requirements at a time convenient to you. Estimates of charges are provided upon request.
Many disputes are better being resolved outside the Court process. Factors to be considered include:
- Time taken in obtaining a hearing and decision
- Formality of procedure
In deciding to adopt mediation or arbitration as your chosen process you maintain some degree of control over all these factors
Butelaw covers both commercial and residential property transactions. See below for a list of current charges for residential property dealings.