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Estate & Succession Planning for Business Owners

Most small business owners are known for devoting a lot of time and effort to making their business a success. Unfortunately not as many business owners put sufficient plans in place to ensure their business continues to thrive when they’re gone. Here’s why succession and estate planning are critical for business owners.


More Wills and Estate Mythbusting

  Unfortunately when it comes to Wills and Estates, assumptions, myths and misconceptions are all too common and often result in heartache and expensive mistakes. Recently we wrote a blog post about the Top 5 Wills and Estates Myths but here are 4 more common Wills and Estates misunderstandings.


Caring for your pets when you can’t

When it comes providing for your loved ones in your Will, most people think immediately of their children and other family members who may be in their care. Unfortunately many of us overlook other loved ones – our pets.


Defending a Will

Dealing with the death of a loved one is hard enough, but it can be even harder when someone contests or challenges the deceased’s Will.  


Have you been left out? Contesting a Will

Estate planning and Wills are rarely as simple as we think. Every situation is unique, so it’s not uncommon that a person may be left out of a Will but believe they have a claim on an Estate.  So where do you start if you want to contest a Will?


Choosing Your Executor

Choosing your Executor will be one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make – but what exactly do you need to consider and how do you choose the right person?


What is Probate?

When it comes to administering an estate, one of the most common questions we get asked is, what exactly is Probate and a Court Grant of Probate?


The 5 Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes

Retirement’s great. Well at least it looks pretty good from the outside. I hope to do it myself one day.   You’ve probably spent most of your life shouldering work and family responsibilities. You start counting down the days until you can kick back and focus on you and just enjoying yourself.


Making a Will – Where do I start?

Are you one of the many people who have put off making a Will? While no one likes to think about what happens after they’re gone, not planning for it can create unnecessary heartbreak and conflict. Perhaps though, the idea of making a Will or an Estate Plan seems overwhelming or too hard. The good news


What next? Administering a Deceased Estate

Losing a loved one and the administration of their estate is one of the most difficult times in anyone’s life. The Estate Administration process can seem overwhelming and confusing with many people not knowing where to start.

Need advice on a will? Get peace of mind now

Creating or updating a Will can be overwhelming and confusing, especially when you have complex family situations. At Gill and Lane, we’re experts at creating high quality legal Wills and keeping the process as simple as possible. Contact us and we can help safeguard your future wishes.