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Unit 15A Subiaco Village, 531 Hay Street, Subiaco WA 6008
P O Box 1095, Subiaco WA 6904

T: (08) 6424 9022 F: (08) 6323 1820
admin@leeuwinlegal.com.au

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Leeuwin Legal

About us

Leeuwin Legal is a small, personal law practice situated in Subiaco, Western Australia.


We provide services in all areas of estate planning including:


•    the preparation of wills
•    applications for grant of probate
•    applications for letters of administration
•    Supreme Court requisitions
•    administration of deceased estates
•    enduring powers of attorney
•    enduring powers of guardianship
•    survivorship applications
•    transmission applications

We have a passion for people and fairness.  At Leeuwin Legal WE CARE ABOUT OUR CLIENTS.

Our Services

Wills

Your will is one of the most important documents you will ever sign. Your will should be legal, binding and up to date to cater for the needs of your loved ones after your death. A carefully planned will enables your executor to administer your estate without any complications. Contact us to ensure that your will is legal, binding and practical.

 

Probate

If you are named as an executor of a deceased person’s will, you may need to apply for a grant of probate at the Supreme Court. The grant of probate provides an executor with the authority to administer the estate. The application must be in affidavit form setting out the Court’s requirements. Contact us if you require help with the application to obtain a grant of probate.

 

Letters of administration

When someone dies without a will (intestate), the process of dealing with the estate can be complicated. Has your loved one died without leaving a will? Do you know what you are entitled to and how to deal with the estate? Contact us to discuss intestacy entitlements and how to deal with an estate where there is no will.

 

Administration of estates

To be appointed as an executor or administrator can be a daunting task. When you are appointed as an executor or administrator you are required to deal with the assets, pay the liabilities and distribute the net estate to the beneficiaries. This may include sell or transfer real estate, take reasonable steps to protect valuable assets, sell or transfer shares, collect bank accounts, finalise income tax and appropriate some assets to satisfy the beneficiaries’ requirements. Do you have the knowledge and time to attend to all requirements and wind up the estate? Contact us to discuss how we can assist you in your role as an executor.

 

Answer requisitions

Are you an executor or administrator who applied for a grant of probate or letters of administration and received a requisition from the Probate Office? We can assist you with preparation of the necessary response to the Supreme Court to obtain probate or letters of administration. Contact us if you require assistance in dealing with a requisition.

 

Enduring powers of attorney

An enduring power of attorney is a legal document by which you appoint someone of your choice to handle your financial affairs on your behalf. The appointment of such a person continues even if you subsequently lose your capacity. The making of an enduring power of attorney is an important decision. You should give careful consideration to the choice of your attorney(s) and when your enduring power of attorney should come into effect. It is important to understand the consequences of signing an enduring power of attorney. Contact us to ensure your enduring power of attorney is done correctly and legally.

 

Enduring powers of guardianship

An enduring power of guardianship is a legal document by which you appoint someone of your choice to make lifestyle, health care and personal decisions on your behalf when you are no longer capable of making these decisions for yourself. The making of an enduring power of guardianship is an important decision. You should give careful consideration to the choice of your guardian(s) and whether to give your guardian(s) full powers or to restrict the powers. It is important to understand the consequences of signing an enduring power of guardianship. Contact us to ensure your enduring power of guardianship is done correctly and legally.

 

Survivorship applications

Are you the surviving joint tenant of a property in Western Australia? Do you know how to transfer the title into your sole name? Contact us for assistance with survivorship applications.

 

Transmission applications

All real estate of a deceased person should be transferred into the executor’s name before it can be sold or transferred to beneficiaries. A transmission application is done at Landgate and requires the production of the Certificate of Title. Contact us for assistance with transmission applications.

Our Team

Marguerite De Wet

Marguerite De Wet is the principal lawyer and director of Leeuwin Legal. Marguerite was originally admitted to practice as a lawyer in South Africa in 1995 and following her relocation to Australia was admitted as a lawyer in Western Australia in 2011.

Marguerite has extensive experience in the areas of wills, estate planning and estate administration. Her knowledge and experience includes preparation and advising on:

  • simple and complex wills
  • wills with testamentary trusts
  • wills with life interests
  • enduring powers of attorney
  • enduring powers of guardianship
  • applications for probate and letters of administration
  • administration of deceased estates
  • survivorship applications
  • transmission applications

Marguerite is fluent in English and Afrikaans.

Call Marguerite now on (08) 6424 9022 to discuss your estate planning or probate needs.

Click here to send Marguerite an email.

 

Mary Taylor

Mary Taylor formerly of Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Jackson McDonald and Carr & Co provides services to our clients in the area of wills and probate.

Mary has over 25 years of experience in all aspects of estate administration including the preparation of wills and enduring powers of attorney, applications for probate and letters of administration, deeds of settlement and family arrangement and all related compliance and procedure.

Mary was actively involved with the Law Society Legal Assistance Training Course lectures from 1988 to 2007 and has served on the Red Cross Fundraising committee.

Call Mary now on (08) 6424 9022 to discuss your estate planning or probate needs.

Click here to send Mary an email.

Contact

Unit 15A Subiaco Village
531 Hay Street, Subiaco WA 6008
P O Box 1095, Subiaco WA 6904

T: (08) 6424 9022
F: (08) 6323 1820

admin@leeuwinlegal.com.au

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Frequently asked questions

Where can I park?

Ample metered parking is available in front of our building. Follow this link…

 

Where are you located?

We are located on the first floor, Unit 15A, Subiaco Village, 531 Hay Street, Subiaco. Our office building is facing Hay Street – look for the staircase to the left of the building. We are about a 5 minute walk from Subiaco train station.

 

Do you offer home visits?

Most of our appointments are done in the office. We value and care about every client and appreciate that some of our older clients find it difficult to travel to our office. We will be happy to discuss a home visit if you are unable to come to us. Contact us if you want to arrange a home visit.

 

How much do you charge?

We offer fixed fees for most of our services. Contact us for a quote – you will be pleasantly surprised.

 

How often should I review my will?

We recommend that you review your will every three to five years or when there is a change in your family circumstances.

 

What if I die with no will?

If you do not have a valid will the law dictates how your property will be divided. This distribution may be totally inappropriate and cause hardship to your dependants.

The Fine Print

Disclaimer


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