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Over 50 years experience in wills, estate planning and succession
If you’re looking for an expert wills and estates lawyer, please get in touch with us today.
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“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
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How can our Wills and Estate Lawyers help you?
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. We will listen to you as your situation will be unique to you and your family. It is common for people to leave their estate planning until it is too late. Fortunately, Randle & Taylor Barristers and Solicitors will provide certainty and peace of mind to you during difficult times.
Some of the services we offer include:
- Fixed fees for Powers of Attorney and Advance Care Directives
- Fixed fees for Wills (conditions apply)
- Fixed fees for an Application for a Grant of Probate (conditions apply)
- Fixed fees for an Application for Letters of Administration (conditions apply)
- Distributions of an estate to its beneficiaries in accordance with the will or a Grant of Letters of Administration
- Applications to the Supreme Court of South Australia in relation to disputes arising in relation to wills and estates
We provide practical legal advice from people who care. Contact us today for a no obligation initial 15 minute consultation with one of our wills and estate legal experts.
Proudly serving South Australia since 1970
Wills and Probate Legal Services
We can draft for you a legally binding Will, Power of Attorney and Advance Care Directive. We can assist you with how to leave your assets in your Will if you have a complex family situation, for example a second relationship, step children, a disabled child or children that have been estranged from you for a period of time.
Through our experience we have advised on many difficult family situations and we will take the time to listen to you and offer you practical advice to help you decide how you could leave your estate in your Will.
Advance Care Directive
If you have particular wishes as to how you want to spend the last stages of your life these wishes can be recorded in an Advance Care Directive so that family, friends and medical staff understand what your wishes and needs are at this difficult time.
An Advance Care Directive is carefully considered to make what is a difficult time for you and your family and friends easier because it sets out your wishes in the late stages of your life.
It is a relief to your family and friends in the later stages of your life to know that you have a Will, Power of Attorney and Advance Care Directive that has been carefully considered because your family and friends do not need to worry themselves about what you might want in this difficult time and instead focus on honouring your wishes in the Advance Care Directive and caring for you.
Estate Planning Legal Services
If you are concerned that your Will or estate may be the subject of a legal challenge after you pass away or if you are concerned that your son or daughter’s relationship may end after you have passed away, we can provide advice in relation to your estate planning to protect your estate.
Why Choose Us?
Randle & Taylor’s expertise and experience allows us to offer you the following:
Wills and Estate Planning FAQs
Probate is an application to the Supreme Court of South Australia to distribute a deceased’s estate pursuant to the deceased’s will.
After you obtained the deceased’s death certificate and the original of the deceased’s last Will, Randle & Taylor can on behalf of the executor named in the Will make an application for a Grant of Probate via an online application to the Supreme Court of South Australia.
After Randle & Taylor have the required documents and information and lodged an application for a Grant of Probate for a deceased estate with the Supreme Court Probate Registry it takes approximately eight weeks to receive the Grant of Probate.
Pursuant to Section 20 of the Wills Act 1936 outlines that a Will becomes invalid once you become married unless you have a Will that says that it has been made in contemplation of your marriage. Therefore if you are contemplating marriage or have recently married you should contact Randle & Taylor to update your Will, Power of Attorney and Advance Care Directive.
Unlike marriage neither divorce or separation automatically revokes your Will in South Australia. Therefore you should contact Randle & Taylor to update your Will, Power of Attorney and Advance Care Directive in these circumstances.
- The deceased did not have the mental capacity needed to understand their Will at the time it was made.
- There is a later Will of the deceased.
- The Will is not validly made in accordance with the Wills Act.
- It is challenged by family members of the deceased on the basis that it has not made adequate provision for a member of the deceased’s family pursuant to the Inheritance Family Provision Act 1972.
The executor is the legal representative of the deceased and has the legal obligation to manage the deceased’s estate after their death in accordance with the deceased’s Will and the law.
An executor cannot act in their own interest but are required to act in the interest of the deceased in accordance with the Will and in accordance with the law.
The Administration and Probate Act 1919 details the order of priority as to how a deceased’s estate is to be distributed in the event that they die without a Will.
How long should an executor or a personal representative take to distribute a deceased’s estate?
The executor is required to act reasonably in his/her role as the personal representative of the estate. Therefore if the situation requires it, the executor or personal representative is required to act urgently. The rule of thumb is that if an executor has not done anything in relation to the distribution of the estate within 12 months of the deceased passing away you should contact us for some advice.
Our fees are competitive with other firms in South Australia
Wills and Estate Lawyers Adelaide
If you’re looking for specialist wills and estate lawyers in Adelaide, please get in touch with us today via phone or the contact form on this page.