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A Helpful Guide to Wills and Estates

Need to make a will and plan your estate? Our free guide to wills and estates is here to answer your questions and get you started!

Our Helpful Guide to Wills, Powers of Attorney and Estate Planning was written by our experienced Wills & Estate Planning lawyers to answer the questions they are 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.

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  • I was very skeptical, anxious, nervous when I first contacted and met you from my experience which was not so good with the previous lawyer I had, but Charlie handled it so well, with every document that he drafted, that I could not have been in better hands, with the case being not only difficult but also involving different country and different jurisdictions and not getting the support from the Indian Lawyer, he did his best and that is what paid off. I would happily recommend and refer everyone I know who needs the services of a lawfirm to you. 



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

Accredited Specialist in Family Law

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

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