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A Helpful Guide to Wills and Estates

Our free guide to help you navigate Wills, Powers of Attorney and Estate Planning. Essential reading if you want to protect your assets and wishes.

Our Helpful Guide to Wills, Powers of Attorney and Estate planning was written by our experienced and helpful Wills & Estate Planning lawyers to answer the questions most commonly asked.  These include:

Why should I have a Will?
What assets are not covered in a Will?
Can I make a Will if I am ill?
Can I "leave" my children to someone in my Will?
What is the different between Powers of Attorney and Enduring Powers of Attorney?
Should I appoint a Medical Treatment Decision Maker?
What is Estate Planning?
We have a blended family, how do we plan our Estate?


  • Practical insight from experienced Wills & Estates lawyers to help you understand the importance of a valid Will.
  • Understand the mechanics of making your Will and how best to ensure your wishes are followed.
  • Learn the difference between Powers of Attorney and Enduring Powers of Attorney.
  • Understand what Estate Planning is and how easily a "simple Will" can easily become complicated.

What others say

  • This matter was handled in a very professional and friendly manner. We were made to feel very comfortable and confident in all of our dealings with Ruby. Everything was explained fully and she kept in contact with us through the whole process.    Thank you, Ruby, for your time, advice and patience.

    Heather and Ken
  • Shelley was very easy to deal with, and always had the answer for any questions or queries we had.

    Daniel & Kiera
  • Thank you Ruby, it was great having your assistance and planning and efficient service. We are glad that you are such a happy person to work with.”

    Eng Seng & Chee Wah
    Doncaster East


Shane Williams

Partner - Wills & Estate and Family Lawyer

Shane Williams is a partner at Tonkin Legal. He specialises in helping people plan their estates and is a highly experienced Family Lawyer.

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Richard Tonkin

Consultant Lawyer

Richard Tonkin is a Consultant Lawyer and one of Victoria’s most experienced and respected Family Lawyers.

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