Welcome to Pathfinder Law

We are experienced Wills and Estate Planning Lawyers providing Gippsland and surrounds with expert wills and estate planning law advice to give you the best possible outcome.

We provide Wills and Estate Planning services to help secure the future for you and your loved ones.

Let us make the process of planning your estate easy, knowing that your Wills and any necessary Powers of Attorney are in place.

Get to know us

At Pathfinder Law, we have over a decade of Wills and Estate Planning experience. Our team can assist you in preparing all of your future plans and assist in putting your affairs in order. We understand that your circumstances can change quickly and unexpectedly. Having a will and estate plan in place can make all the difference when things take a turn. We take the time to understand our clients’ personal circumstances, to ensure that whatever arrangements are put in place ensure peace of mind for our clients.

We chose to embrace technology from day one to be able to provide service to our clients from any place at any time. As a result of this, we are able to prepare your Wills remotely and guide you through signing out of the office. We want to help Gippsland’s future by ensuring taking care of the finer details for our clients.

The Pathfinder Law Difference

At Pathfinder Law, we want to get to know you so that we can ensure your needs are being met. We use efficient and rigorous procedures to ensure that our documents are prepared quickly and stress free, and reflect your wishes . Let us handle all of the technicalities so you can focus on what matters most.

We Can Help You With

Wills

The key document that organises your affairs and expresses your final wishes is your Will. Not only does your Will ensure that your possessions go to the people you care about, but it also allows you to make particular and quite delicate arrangements, such as naming guardians for your children. Our expert lawyers can assist you with any of the following will procedures:

  • Wills for singles or couples
  • Special purpose wills, such as with protective or testamentary trusts
  • Estate Planning
  • Business succession planning
  • Special Disability Trusts
How It Works
Booking your appointment is the first step in the Will preparation process. When you contact the Pathfinder Law team, we’ll give you a quick rundown of our step-by-step approach and set up a time to meet for your initial consultation. Prior to any work being done, our wills and estate lawyers will explain the process including fee estimates.
Powers of Attorney
Our experienced lawyers will help you prepare and draft your powers of attorney. This includes appointing one or more individuals to manage your financial assets and legal issues on your behalf. We take the time to ensure you understand your options, so you can make an informed decision.

Estate Planning

Estate planning entails the process of arranging affairs now to ensure the efficient and effective distribution of your estate after death. Our estate plans are intended to protect your family and loved ones, and can include issues such as ensuring your business has sound succession plans in place.

Estate planning can be a very personal process, and our team at Pathfinder Law work with your financial advisors to ensure that these decisions are made after you have received all of the relevant information and advice.

What Our Clients Are Saying...

Having updated our wills in recent years, we can’t recommend Rob and his team at Pathfinder Law highly enough. While being highly professional, he is always approachable and honest with his advice and always responds to queries in very good time.
Fiona & Lynden
The Pathfinder Law Team were great and easy to work with. They took care of all our worries and made the Estate Planning process seamless. We highly recommend them.
Ross & Kate
From the first appointment to the final signing of papers we knew that we had made the right choice with entrusting Pathfinder with every important document. Rob was very informative and helpful .The entire process was quick and we rest assured that all is in order.
Elena & Colin

Your Questions Answered

Estate planning is the process of working through your assets, liabilities and your family’s needs to determine what arrangements need to be made in the event of your incapacitation or death – ensuring that whatever happens, your loved ones will be provided for.
Preparing a Will is just part of implementing a complete estate plan. An estate plan will generally include a Will, but may also include other steps such as appointing attorneys, giving instructions to your superannuation fund and making arrangements to ensure your business can be sold or wound down.
By engaging a legal practitioner to assist in planning your estate, the first step is an appointment to discuss your wants and needs for when you pass away. Once this is established, the lawyer will provide advice on issues for you to consider so you can tell them how you want your documents prepared. The lawyer will then prepare a draft and forward the same to you for your feedback. Once any necessary amendments are made, another appointment will be scheduled for you to execute your documents in front of witnesses. Alternatively, if it is not convenient for you to attend the office for these appointments, the entire process can be done remotely.
As part of the Will preparation process by a legal practitioner, you are provided tailored advice in accordance with your circumstances and future needs for your loved ones. If you execute a Will from the Post Office, you are not obtaining advice on how your Will should be set out to achieve the best possible outcome. The wording of a Post Office Will may also mean that your wishes are not correctly expressed, may miss assets or overlook legal issues, meaning you don’t achieve your intended outcome.
If you pass away without a Will or without a valid Will, you will die intestate. The laws of intestacy determine how your estate is distributed which may mean that someone may benefit from your estate who you do not wish to. By having a valid Will at the time of death, the estate administration process is much simpler and less costly for your loved ones.

Get in touch with our expert Wills and Estate Planning team today

Are you looking for advice on your Wills and Estate Planning processes? Please contact our team of experts to assist you with their knowledge. Make a request today.
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