Wills & Estate Planning

At Pigott Stinson we can help protect your legacy

As a firm that’s been here for 150 years we know our estate planning works.

We understand how important it is for your will to carry out your wishes. Succession planning can be fraught with difficulty. Wills have to take into account the competing interests of family members, protection of inherited assets, and the effect of income tax and capital gains tax.

When drafting your Will we take into account asset protection, testamentary trusts, tax obligations and a host of other issues so that you and your beneficiaries will have peace of mind. We make sure that your will is clear, straightforward and can take into account any situation.

If you have a business, we can help ensure that it can continue to provide for future generations through clear and effective business succession planning.

Our team can help you with:

  • simple wills
  • complex wills including discretionary and protective testamentary trusts
  • family trusts
  • superannuation
  • succession planning for businesses
  • the appointment of guardians
  • enduring powers of attorney

Family Provisions claims

Family provision litigation is often a very emotional matter and due to strict time limits for making a claim under the Succession Act, often occurs under very difficult circumstances for all involved.

Our team is experienced in acting for executors in family provision matters.   We also act for those eligible to make a claim under the Succession Act if they have not been properly provided for in a will.

Our team can help you with:

  • advice on entitlements
  • negotiations and mediation
  • litigation