Who We Are
Empathy. Experience. Excellence.
At Sedsman Legal we put you and your family first. Our specialist lawyers are driven to provide estate planning and administration services which truly meet your needs, expectations and values.
We are compassionate, experienced and focused on technical excellence.
We are committed to each of our clients, whatever their background.
We provide services tailored to your needs, whether you are a retired pensioner, a busy professional, a small business owner or anything in between.
It can be confronting to think about what would happen if you die or become incapacitated. For many people it can be so difficult that they avoid making a will or appointing substitute decision makers for their financial and personal affairs.
Unfortunately, if you die or become incapacitated without proper provisions in place, your loved ones can suffer unnecessary financial and emotional burdens at an already very difficult time.
We will work with you to make the process of estate planning as easy as possible. We will give you the information and advice you need so you can make decisions with confidence. We will worry about the details so that you can focus on the “big picture”.
We will use our experience to make clear recommendations regarding your estate planning. We provide a full range of estate planning services, from preparing Wills (including Testamentary Trusts), Enduring Powers of Attorney and Advance Care Directives to assisting with succession issues for your assets which might not be dealt with by your will, such as superannuation and family trusts.
Estate Administration and Advice
There is no worse time to deal with financial or legal complexities than soon after the death of a loved one. Most people don’t know where to start or what to do.
We will help you through the decisions and processes involved to ensure the estate is administered as efficiently, sympathetically and cost-effectively as possible.
We can help you whether the estate requires a grant of probate or administration or involves only modest or jointly owned assets.
No family is entirely immune from the disagreements or disputes which can be triggered by a death. Sometimes these disputes can appear to come out of nowhere; although the issues behind the dispute might have been brewing under the surface for many years.
On the other hand, sometimes it is necessary to take action of some kind after a death to ensure that fairness or legal rights are protected.
We can give you the advice and assistance you need to deal with and appropriately resolve estate claims and disputes of any kind. Our focus is on resolving the issue with as little financial, emotional and relationship damage as is possible. We are strong advocates for you but are also open minded and holistic, and embrace both formal and informal dispute resolution options.