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EG - 30/09/2019

Professional, Helpful & Very Concerned

All I can say is that everyone at Pacific Legal were professional, helpful & very concerned & caring as we went through what was a very heartfelt process of selling my father’s & our family home. Thankyou to all of you.

KH - 10/09/2019

Very Compassionate & Helpful

Nikki was very compassionate and helpful. Thank you.

EP -

Happy Customer

Price & service were better than what is available in Canberra face 2 face services. I’m a very happy customer! Thank you!

AS - 22/07/2019

Great Service

Great service: Patient, clear & honest. Thanks

DM -

Very Professional

Pacific Legal Dorrigo are very professional, friendly, obliging, and a valuable asset to the community

CD - 25/06/2019

A Fantastic Result

After fighting the matter for years by myself, two letters from Pacific Legal and the matter was resolved in my favour. Well done.

LP - 22/05/2019

Fabulous bunch of people

Fabulous bunch of people at Pacific Legal

PC & AC - 13/03/2019

Thankyou

Thankyou, everything went smoothly.

AC - 23/11/2018

A Very Professional, Friendly Experience

A very professional, friendly experience generating a feeling of confidence, integrity & reassurance in the Dorrigo legal profession.

AJ - 31/10/2018

Dorrigo Wills Lawyer

There is no one answer about how to do your Will. It all depends on your assets, your circumstances and who your beneficiaries will be.

You need to make a will that makes your wishes clear, that avoids confusion and conflict amongst your loved ones, and that is legally valid and binding. Doing this will protect your family and friends from costly and stressful legal disputes.

Things you need to consider

Who will be your Executors?

Your Executors have the legal and administrative task of sorting out your assets and debts after you die and making sure that your wishes as outlined in the Will are upheld.

Who will be your beneficiaries and what effect will their inheritance have on their circumstances?

You can designate anyone as a beneficiary and distribute your assets in any way you like, however if you don’t provide for your family and dependents, your will can be contested and your hard won assets used on litigation fees.

You also should consider the effects that an inheritance may have on your beneficiaries. In some cases a testamentary trust can sidestep potential taxation problems, so it’s important that you get specific advice about your situation.

How do you know a Will is valid?

To be valid, the person making the Will must be mentally competent, the Will must be correctly signed and witnessed, and show no evidence of tampering. The witnesses to the Will cannot be beneficiaries, or related to beneficiaries and must be over 18.

If there is any doubt, or potential for dispute as to your mental competence, you should get a doctor’s confirmation of your capacity to make the will and include it with your Will.

How often should I review my Will?

You should certainly review your Will after any major events, such as marriage, divorce, property purchase or sale, death of a beneficiary or if your assets change significantly. We also recommend that you take a look at your Will every couple of years just to make sure that it is still the best instrument for you and for your family.

We can help

We know the potential pitfalls, and will ask you all the right questions to make sure that you have considered every possibility. We can advise you as to whether you would be best with a Will or a Testamentary Trust. We can design your Will in such a way to help protect your family from expensive estate litigation after your death and we can safely store your Will in our secure vault.

Contact us to discuss your particular situation and your family’s needs with a member of our friendly legal team.