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Inheritance Lawyers

With over 50 years of expertise in inheritance law, Randle & Taylor Barristers and Solicitors deliver proven, effective legal solutions.

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    Customer Reviews


    “Randle & Taylor and Nick McCabe have been my solicitors for over 20 years. As a conveyancer of some 38 years and sole practitioner I work with many lawyers. Randle &Taylor have always provided me with good advice and strong representation when required still caring for me as an individual and additionally to clients I have referred for assistance. I would trust Randle & Taylor in all matters to look after me and my family and I highly recommend them and their services.”

    T White, Conveyancer


    “As a Chartered Accountant and Liquidator I have engaged the services of Randle & Taylor on many different types of commercial and personal matters for over thirty years. I found them to be always knowledgeable, competent and professional. They will take the time to explain complex matters to you and resolve complex matter efficiently. I have also used the services of John Taylor as a mediator. He is a very skilful mediator whose unique set of skills have resulted in successful outcomes for both parties. I would strongly recommend Randle & Taylor for any business or personal matter.”

    AC Matthews, Chartered Accountant and Liquidator


    “Randle & Taylor have acted for me for a number of years. I have always found them to be professional and knowledgeable and they have provided me with legal advice which is commercial and in my best interest. I have always found their staff to be friendly and will continue to engage their services in the future.”

    P Agostinelli, Business Owner

    Inheritance Lawyers

    Our office is conveniently located in the heart of Adelaide: 204-206 Carrington St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 (view in Google Maps).

    For When Experience Counts

    Experienced Inheritance Lawyers

    Randle & Taylor Barristers and Solicitors are a specialist wills, estates and succession law firm based in Adelaide. We have proudly served South Australia since 1970. 

    Whether you are planning for the future or are involved in an inheritance dispute, our dedicated team of inheritance lawyers in Adelaide are here to support you with tailored and empathetic legal services.

    Some of the inheritance legal services we offer include:

    • Estate planning to make sure your assets are administered in accordance with your preferences by creating trusts and drafting wills.
    • Dispute resolution services involving contested wills, estate disputes, and claims against estates.
    • Legal assistance to safeguard your inheritance rights in the event that your case involves court proceedings.

    We provide practical legal advice from people who care. Contact us today for a no obligation initial 15 minute consultation with one of our inheritance legal experts.

    Proudly serving South Australia since 1970

    Why Choose Us for Your Inheritance Needs?

    Randle & Taylor Barristers and Solicitors offer personal, practical and strong representation when required. 

    We understand that dealing with inheritance and estate matters requires legal expertise and a compassionate approach during what can be a challenging time for you and your family.

    Our experienced legal team offers personalised service, strategic dispute resolution, and transparent pricing in inheritance law disputes. We understand each case’s unique needs and goals, aiming to avoid prolonged conflict and court proceedings.

    Inheritance dispute Lawyers

    Why Choose Us?

    Randle & Taylor’s expertise and experience allows us to offer you the following:

    Inheritance Dispute FAQs

    An inheritance dispute is a disagreement among beneficiaries or potential heirs about the distribution of a deceased person’s estate. 

    Inheritance disputes can arise in many different scenarios, including:

    • When parties contest the distribution of estates or the validity of wills,
    • Interpretation of testamentary wishes,
    • Making claims against the estate
    • Issues with executors, or
    • Lack of a will.

    The disputes can be emotionally charged and complex, often requiring legal intervention. While litigation may be used in some inheritance disputes, many are resolved through mediation or other dispute resolution methods, reaching a settlement agreeable to all parties involved.

    If you’re wondering how long it takes to get inheritance money in Australia, the duration may vary, but it generally takes between 3 to 12 months if there are no complications or disputes.

    Beneficiaries receive money through a process managed by the executor or Personal Representative of the estate. Money can be received after all debts and claims against the estate are settled and the executor distributes the assets.

    The process includes notification, Application for a Grant of Probate and distribution of the estate, probate process, and distribution of assets. After paying off debts and taxes, the executor can distribute remaining assets in cash, physical assets, investments, trusts, or a final account. 

    Beneficiaries must approve the final account to ensure proper distribution. The executor must also settle the deceased’s affairs and validate the will’s terms.

    Contact us today for a no obligation initial 15 minute consultation with one of our inheritance legal experts.

    The 3-year rule stipulates that if a deceased’s estate isn’t claimed or administered within three years of their death, the state or governing body may take control. This ensures that property and belongings are not left in limbo.

    In Australia, the “2 year rule” regarding inherited property primarily relates to tax implications, specifically concerning Capital Gains Tax (CGT). When someone inherits a property, the ATO provides a specific period during which the property can be sold without the beneficiary incurring CGT.

    If you sell an inherited property within two years from the date you inherited it, you may be exempt from Capital Gains Tax (CGT), irrespective of the property’s use during that period.

    Individual tax advice would be required.

    In Australia, executors generally have up to 12 months to settle an estate. This period of time is known as the ‘executor’s year.’

    An executor must act in the best interests of the beneficiaries and cannot withhold money unless required by law or the will.

    In Australia, there is no specific time limit to sell an inherited property. However, there may be tax implications that affect the timing of the sale.

    In Australia, the ATO can not take your inheritance. However, there may be tax obligations associated with the income generated from the inheritance.

    This should be specified in the will, but if not, it will be divided equally among siblings under the rules of intestacy.

    Intestacy refers to a citation where a person dies without having made a valid will. In these cases, the person’s estate will be distributed in line with the Administration and Probate Act 1919.

    You have the right to choose who you would like to administer the person’s estate (as long as it stays within the legal parameters).

    Randle & Taylor Barristers & Solicitors provide legal advice in a variety of areas including building and construction law, sales of business, drafting agreements, wills and estatesdebt collectionproperty lawcommercial and residential leases and commercial litigation.

    Our fees are competitive with other firms in South Australia

    Inheritance Lawyers Adelaide: Get in Touch

    We provide practical legal advice from people who care.

    Contact us today for a no obligation initial 15 minute consultation with one of our inheritance legal experts.