Wills & Estates Lawyers
No matter your age, it’s never too early to start planning what will happen to your assets and estate when you pass away. Forward planning brings great peace of mind that your family members will be looked after according to your wishes after you die. At Culshaw Bishop Lawyers, our experienced team of Adelaide Wills and estates lawyers are here to provide legal advice and guide you through the process with no added stress. Get in touch with us today to see how we can help.
Our Wills and estates services
At Culshaw Bishop Lawyers, our team of Wills and estate lawyers has extensive experience in a range of matters
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you were unable to make your own personal decisions regarding medical treatment, health care and living and lifestyle matters. At Culshaw Bishop, our experienced Wills and Estates Lawyers are here to help you set out your wishes for medical treatment and care arrangements by way of an Advanced Care Directive. If you need legal advice or assistance, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Adelaide team.
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We understand the legal system can be complicated. That’s why our lawyers are here to guide you and provide excellent legal advice.
Why select Culshaw Bishop Lawyers?
We are approachable; accessible without judgement
Following the breakdown of a marriage or de-facto relationship, parties need to consider the distribution and allocation of their assets and liabilities. Our experienced family law team can provide expert legal advice to ensure that your personal and financial situation can move forward with certainty.
Meet our wills and estates law team
Culshaw Bishop Lawyers offer expert legal advice in a number of areas, including family law, estate planning, probate, wills, and commercial law.
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I required urgent assistance with a family law matter and Jeremy Culshaw was recommended to me. From our first meeting, it was clear that Jeremy was professional and highly experienced. His deft handling of our matters resulted in an excellent outcome, and over a shorter timeframe than at first anticipated. Arianna Van de Water’s contribution was also invaluable. We are indebted to the entire team at Culshaw Bishop for their responsiveness, support, and effective navigation of the risks involved.
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Culshaw Bishop Lawyers provided professional advice built on a comprehensive understanding of family law throughout the entire process from the first meeting to the final trial. Kate has the ability to understand her client’s individual circumstances and build a level of trust that guides and supports her clients during a very challenging time.
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I have, and will continue to recommend Kate for exceptional advice, guidance and support with family law matters. My personal circumstances were very complex, and Culshaw Bishop helped me navigate, understand, and get a great outcome for my family. Culshaw Bishop are exceptional. The advice, support and guidance provided to myself and my family helped us through a complex situation and achieved the best outcome for us all. Highly recommended.
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Kate was very knowledgeable about the legal side of the surrogacy process in South Australia. She guided us through each step of the process with kindness and compassion from our initial chat right through to gaining the parentage order for our child. We highly recommend Kate for her professionalism and experience.
Kate and the team at Culshaw Bishop are highly professional and patient family law practitioners. Kate was very supportive and understanding and worked hard to ensure that all issues were resolved fairly in a complex and difficult family law matter.
Proposed Amendments to Family Law legislation
On 29 March 2023, the Family Law Amendment Bill 2023 was introduced.
Have you ever wondered what may happen to your Estate in the event of your death?
We strongly recommend that your Estate planning documents be in place leading up to or following a significant change in circumstance such as purchasing property, having a child, marriage, or divorce.
We have separated, who gets to keep the pet?
With an increasing preference among Gen Z couples for owning pets (aka “fur babies”) as opposed to raising children, it poses the question as to who retains a pet in the event of separation.
What does a Wills and estate lawyer do?
A Wills and estates lawyer can help you with making a Will, challenging an unfair Will, or assist you with the Administration of a deceased person’s estate.
When should I engage a Wills and estate lawyer?
A Will is essential for every adult with assets (i.e. a home) and it is never too early to have one prepared. We recommend speaking to our Wills and estates solicitors to discuss your options.
In the event of marital separation, or any significant change in circumstance, we recommend that you update your Will.
What happens if you don’t have a Will in South Australia?
If you pass away without having a prepared Will, this is called ‘intestacy’ and it can become expensive to deal with the legal issues that arise from administering the estate. Under the Administration and Probate Act, your estate will be passed out amongst family, whether you want them to benefit or not. We recommend speaking to our Wills and estates attorneys to discuss your options.