Secure your Family's future so you can enjoy the present

We’re an Albany based law firm specialising in Wills and Estate Planning. Can you go to sleep tonight knowing that if something were to happen to you, your wishes will be respected? If not, it’s time to talk.

OUR VISION

OUR VISION IS TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE IN THE GREAT SOUTHERN HAS A WILL

We’ve been practising law for more than 20 years in Sydney and Albany, so trust us when we say, “we’ve seen it all”.

Families fighting over money after a loved one has passed, legal bills into the millions, broken families, individuals forced out of their homes, and long-lasting emotional trauma. All because a Will wasn’t put in place from the beginning, a Will was out of date, or wasn’t put together properly.

This is why we established Great Southern Wills. To educate and empower our local community to plan for their future from the beginning so there won’t be any fighting, challenges, or unnecessary stress. 

WHY CHOOSE US AS YOUR WILLS & ESTATE PLANNING SPECIALIST

This is an area of law close to our hearts and by specialising in this field only, we’re able to offer high-quality expert advice and provide the best possible solutions for you and your family. In fact, we haven’t had one of our Wills challenged to date! 

We're
Specialists

Fixed
Fees

Fixed Fees

2-Week Turn Around

We Can Come To You

Holistic
Approach

PRACTICE AREAS

We work with many individuals and families in the Great Southern Region offering tailored advice to suit your unique situation. Our core clients include young families that want to appoint a Guardian for their children; individuals in their 20s or 30s that have entered the workforce and are receiving superannuation (which means you’re most likely entitled to life insurance), families with adult children; multi-generational farming families; blended families; second-time marriages; and retired individuals and couples. Learn more about one of our practice areas by clicking below.

WE OFFER FREE INITIAL CONSULTS & FIXED FEES

You may have been putting off meeting with a lawyer because you think it’s going to be too expensive, too complex, or something you can just add to the to-do list for  ‘later’  when you’re older or when you’ve got time to sort it out. We get that!

For this reason, we offer affordable fixed prices and a no-obligation FREE consultation where Bernadette can come out to you, or you can meet at our Albany office. 

We’re all part of the same community, after all. It’s important we look out for each other.

THE GREAT SOUTHERN WILLS WAY

We’re a small, family-run law firm that shows real empathy, compassion, and care to our clients. We spend a lot of time getting to know you, and guarantee you’ll be working with our senior lawyer, Bernadette, the whole time (not a junior or law grad). We also want you to feel relaxed, so there’ll be no fancy suits and sports cars, no billable hours and no confusing documents. We’re as down-to-earth as it gets, explaining everything to you in plain English so you have all the knowledge you need to make the best decision for you and your family. Below is our 6-step process and it all starts with reaching out for a conversation.

Initial
Contact

The first step is getting in touch with us to start the conversation. We promise it won’t be scary and you’ll be met with a friendly face or ear.

Client
Preparation

We’ll ask for your details, schedule your consultation and send you some pre-reading information to have a look through before your meeting with Bernadette.

Free
Consultation

When we meet for our no-obligation consult, Bernadette will get to know you, outline what options are best for your situation & provide a fixed fee.

Document
Drafting

Wanting to proceed? After our free consultation, we’ll come back to the office and draft up all your documents within 2 weeks.

Document
Signing

Paul and Bernadette will meet with you to present your documents, run through everything, and pass you the pen for document signing. It’s that simple!

Ongoing Advice
& Review

We’re all about building a long-term relationship with you and we'll review your documents every 3 years to ensure they’re up to date and still reflect your wishes.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING

Find out why so many clients prefer us over others!

It's Never Too Late To Get Started

IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY (OR TOO LATE) TO GET STARTED

We can’t stress how important it is to have your wishes carefully set out in writing.

Too many times have we met with grieving families that are lost, confused and overwhelmed because there is no Will or there is a Will, but it is 5, 10, 15 years out of date.

There are many issues to consider:

  • Who’s going to look after the kids or pay the mortgage if you and your spouse pass away?

     

  • Will your spouse be able to keep the home you’re raising your children in?

     

  • Will your spouse be kicked off the farm you’re living and working on if you pass away?

     

  • Will your children fight over the inheritance?

     

  • Who will make medical and lifestyle decisions if you are unable?

     

Let us help you create a properly advised Will to ensure you and your family are protected.

BOOK A FREE CONSULTATION WITH BERNADETTE TODAY

Your first consultation meeting with Bernadette is FREE, and there’s no pressure or obligation to proceed.

In your FREE meeting, we’ll get to know you and discuss all your options. We can have this discussion at our office, over Zoom or in your living room – you choose.

To meet in our office or over Zoom – please click the “Book Online” button below and select a time in Bernadette’s calendar that works for you.

If you would like Bernadette to come to you and for all other enquiries, please call our office on 9800 1217 or contact us via email by clicking here.