Wills & Estates

We provide simple and complex succession and estate planning services for clients at all stages of life.

Wills & Estates

We provide simple and complex succession and estate planning services for clients at all stages of life.

At Messenger Cole Solicitors, we take the time to truly comprehend your unique needs and provide easy, efficient and pleasant estate planning services for clients at all stages of life, from simple Wills to complex estate disputes.

Estate Planning

At Messenger Cole Solicitors, we recognise the importance of creating a Will for everyone, but we go beyond the basics.

We take the time to listen and truly understand our clients’ individual needs, offering a holistic approach to ensure that every aspect is considered.

Our team provides tailored solutions and drafting, supported by sound advice, including specialised areas like tax planning.

We pride ourselves on simplifying complexities, breaking them down into easily understandable terms to empower our clients to make informed decisions with confidence.

At Messenger Cole Solicitors, we bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to support our clients through every aspect of their legal journey.

We understand that estate planning is not just about drafting documents – it’s about understanding our clients’ broader life and wealth goals.

By approaching the process holistically, we ensure that every decision aligns with their overall objectives. Furthermore, our expertise in litigation and commercial law allows us to navigate complex situations with confidence, providing tailored solutions to meet our clients’ needs with compassion and empathy.

  • Simple Will drafting
  • Complex estate planning advice including testamentary trusts
  • Enduring documents (Enduring Guardian and Power of Attorney)
  • Succession and Transition Planning
  • Representation in NCAT Guardianship proceedings
  • Associated advice

Estate Administration

During the challenging time of estate administration, Messenger Cole Solicitors offers compassionate support and expertise to ease the burden for our clients.

As experienced practitioners, we assist executors in all aspects of estate management, from obtaining probate to liaising with asset institutions for asset release. Our streamlined processes ensure efficiency and cost-effectiveness, while our understanding of beneficiary dynamics allows for smooth distribution of estate funds.

Reach out to us for guidance and support as we navigate this journey together, providing tailored solutions to meet your needs with empathy and care.

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Messenger Cole Solicitors extends heartfelt compassion and unwavering support to guide you through what can feel like an overwhelming journey filled with intricate procedures.

With our wealth of experience in estate administration, we intimately understand the demands placed upon you.

Leveraging our expertise, we strive to simplify the process, ensuring clarity and ease amidst the complexity. Our streamlined processes are designed not only to alleviate the burden but also to keep costs manageable, providing you with peace of mind during this trying time.

  • Obtaining a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration
  • Reseals of Grant of Probate
  • Searches original Will
  • Liaise with asset institutions for release of assets/ funds
  • Assist with sale and disposal of assets
  • Distribution of estate funds
  • Assist in establishment of testamentary trust and treatment trust funds

Estate Litigation

At Messenger Cole Solicitors, we extend compassionate guidance and representation to estates, executors, beneficiaries, and third parties embroiled in estate disputes.

Our services encompass advising on interests and potential entitlements, navigating family provision claims for enhanced provisions from the estate, and challenging wills based on grounds of intestacy or invalidity. We adeptly handle estate litigation, including caveats and Supreme Court proceedings, while also facilitating mediation and conciliation for contested estates.

With a focus on resolution, we provide independent legal advice on settlements, ensuring a supportive and empathetic approach throughout the process.

Reducing Emotional Toll

We approach estate litigation with deep empathy, recognising the profound emotional toll it can take on all parties involved.

We prioritise sensitivity in managing and mitigating these impacts, while steadfastly advocating for our clients’ interests.

Understanding the intricate dynamics of family history, we appreciate the complexity that often accompanies estate disputes, which may span generations. We offer expert guidance on rights, litigation representation, and settlement negotiations, ensuring clarity and support throughout the process.

Moreover, our regional expertise equips us to handle diverse estate disputes involving farming enterprises, business matters, relationship complexities, blended families, and mental health considerations, further reinforcing our commitment to comprehensive and compassionate legal assistance.

  • Advice on interests and prospective entitlements
  • Family provision claims for greater provision from estate
  • Challenging Wills on grounds of intestacy, or other invalidity
  • Conducting estate litigation including caveats, Supreme Court proceedings and
  • Mediation and conciliation of disputed estates
  • Provision of independent legal advice on settlement
  • Accredited Collaborative Practitioner in Wills and Estate Disputes