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Wills and estate lawyers in Sydney

Here’s how to avoid unnecessary will and estate disputes with the help of a specialist lawyer.

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Every year, an estimated 40% of Australians pass away without a will or adequate estate planning. This can cause stress and unwanted disputes for those left behind.

If you're looking for tailored help with your will, including the process of probate, then you're in the right place. Read on to find out more about the services of wills and estate lawyers in Sydney.

How can a wills and estate lawyer help me?

A wills and estate lawyer can help you with the management of a will, including any plans you may have for the property you own. This may include:

  • Drafting a will. A wills and estate lawyer can help you draft the legal document that works out how you will distribute your assets after your death.
  • Contesting a will. If you feel the will of a deceased person isn't right, a lawyer can help you to challenge it.
  • Probate and estate management. After your death, a wills and estate lawyer will help your loved ones with the process of probate and finalise the transfer of your property in the manner you've chosen.

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Find wills and estate lawyers in Sydney

There are plenty of wills and estate lawyers to choose from in and around Sydney. These include:

Name Product Free consultation Starting price Fixed fees Areas of practice
Safewill
Safewill
Yes
$160 Single Wills, $240 Partner Wills, $99 POA, $699 Assisted Probate Service, $1,799 Managed Probate Service
Yes
Single Wills, Partner Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Letters of Administration
Australia's highest rated Will platform.
Lawpath
Lawpath
NA
$79 per month (basic membership billed monthly)

$69 per month (legal advice plan billed annually at $828)
Yes
Legal documents, company registration, business, employment
Lawpath is a legal services platform that provides solutions for a wide array of legal needs.
Owen Hodge Lawyers
Owen Hodge Lawyers
Consult with the provider for a quotation.
No
Real estate, family, personal injury, mortgage, immigration, business
Get assistance from an experienced lawyer for a range of business and personal legal issues. Available for Sydney-based clients only.
LegalVision
LegalVision
No
$49 + GST per week
Yes
Business, employment, IT, franchising, data and privacy, banking and finance, E-commerce
LegalVision employs technology to help connect startups, SMEs, and corporations to lawyers.
Virtual Legal
Virtual Legal
Yes
$297 for 1-2 hours of legal counsel a week
Yes
Business, real estate, wills, trademarks, legal documents
Virtual Legal offers highly accessible legal services.
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You may also want to get in touch with some online legal companies. These virtual firms, such as Lawpath or LegalVision, provide access to dozens of online lawyers and legal templates to help you craft your own agreements.
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More wills during the pandemic
There was a 33% uptick in people taking one a will during the pandemic. Yet a 2022 survey revealed that 60% of Australians don't have a will. Aussie women were the least likely to have their affairs in order with less than 1 in 3 (31%) with a will, compared to half of men (50%).

How to choose a wills and estate lawyer in Sydney

It's usually a good idea to contact a few different lawyers for some quotes before deciding on the one you want to work with.

Here are a few points to consider while you compare wills and estate lawyers in Sydney:

  • Research the lawyer. Do a comprehensive Google search on the lawyer. Are there any credible reviews and, if so, how satisfied have the clients been overall?
  • Approach the right lawyer. Lawyers aren't a "one size fits all" solution. Different lawyers will specialise in different areas of law. Make sure you're after a lawyer who specialises in wills and estate law.
  • Know their fee structure. Make sure the lawyer is transparent about their fees. Will they charge per hour or as a fixed fee?
  • Types of support offered. Does the lawyer offer in-person visits or are interactions mainly conducted via email and telephone?
  • Find out their experience. Has the lawyer handled a matter similar to yours? Don't be afraid to ask the lawyer about previous settlements and experiences.
  • Communication. As a client, you don't want to be kept in the dark about your case. Ask the lawyer how they prefer to communicate with their clients and how often you might expect to hear from them.
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