Lawyers play an important role in the administration of estates and wills. Lawyers are capable of filing, granting, modifying, extending, revoking and carrying out the assignment of powers of realty in accordance with the wishes expressed by the client and the state law. The role of a lawyer is to provide legal advice and representation to individuals, corporations, business organizations, non-profit organizations and government agencies on a wide range of legal matters. There are various professional groups which are associated with the profession of law, including family lawyers, estate and probate lawyers, criminal lawyers, family practitioners, public accountants, litigation lawyers, family advocates and probate lawyers.
Wills and Estates Adelaide involve many financial, legal and tax considerations. The term ‘wills’ refers to the power of attorney that grants someone the authority to manage the affairs during their life time. Lawyers can be categorized according to the extent of their knowledge on family law, estate law, probate law, corporate law, litigating law and family law.
The role of a lawyer in managing wills and estates entails various tasks including drafting wills, providing advice as to how to execute the will, providing security for the probate process and distributing the estate assets amongst the heirs. In cases when a person dies without leaving a will the state has to decide on the distribution of the assets and determine the beneficiaries of the deceased person. When there is no will, the surviving family members or the executor will have to undertake all the tasks pertaining to the estate. This is the reason why it becomes very important for the lawyer to ensure that the will is carefully prepared and is not ambiguous in any way.
Estate planning and probate need expert knowledge in the various laws that govern these processes. These laws are based on statutory laws that have been enacted by the state government. Some of these laws are also referred to as Constitutional laws. Many people are of the opinion that the estate and probate lawyers play a vital role in their personal affairs. This is true to a certain extent. However, it would be erroneous to assume that the existence of any legal impediment makes it impossible for them to carry out their duties and responsibilities.
The role of lawyers in managing wills and probate depends on the type of lawyer that one has. Wills and Estates Adelaide who specialize in this field can handle most of the intricacies that come up in this process. Therefore, the responsibility of a probate lawyer is not confined to drafting the will but also attending to all the proceedings that occur after the death of the person responsible. There are various tasks that they have to complete in order to protect the interests of their client and also to ensure compliance with the state’s intestate laws. Lawyers play an important role in ensuring that the wishes of the deceased are fulfilled and the wishes of his or her heirs are not thwarted.