Life Estate Planning Lawyers

A reliable, efficient and friendly service giving you peace-of-mind knowing your life estate is planned for.


We can help you:

  • make or update your will;
  • by advising you on how to plan your estate;
  • appoint an enduring guardian and attorney to deal with your estate should you become incapacitated;
  • deal with estates upon death; and
  • with buying and selling property.

​Life Estate Planning Lawyers is a family business, with Therese Stanton, as its Principal.  Therese has more than 15 years’ experience in wills, estate planning, probate and estate administration, and property transactions.  We are committed to providing you with high-quality advice, which is easy to understand, practical and tailored to your needs.  As part of our commitment and passion about what we do, we keep informed of the current state of the law; in fact, Therese has completed her final stages of a Master of Applied Law specialising in Wills and Estates.​

Every day you work hard to accumulate your estate.  We understand that life is busy and it is a real challenge to find the little time you have to ensure your assets are protected and will go to the people you love. As your trusted partner, we will work with you to plan your estate in a responsive and timely way, so you can have peace of mind and get on with life. For your convenience, we are happy to visit you for a chat or arrange a conference at our offices in North Ryde.

We also especially know that not all families are the same, and we understand the estate planning needs of blended families.​

We look forward to discussing how we can assist you.

Wills & Estate Planning

Our service helps you to identify your estate and make plans for what you want to happen to it and you in your life and death.

One of our focuses at Life Estate Planning Lawyers is helping you to understand how vital it is to have in place a well-prepared estate plan including a valid will. The combination of your will and an estate plan, including a power of attorney and appointment of enduring guardian, help to ensure your assets are protected and distributed to the people you love and care for, in the way that you intended.


Your will is a legal document that clearly sets out your intentions on how you want to distribute your assets when you die, such as to your family, friends or charities. A will also allows you to appoint people you may wish to be your children’s guardian.

There are several reasons to have a will in place:

  • you reduce the risk of dying intestate, as it is known, and your assets being distributed according to the NSW intestacy laws;
  • you ensure that your assets are inherited by the people you want and, in the proportions or manner you wish;
  • your intentions are expressly set out for your family, friends and beneficiaries and the administration of your estate is less difficult and expensive;
  • even the smallest of estates and the simplest of family structures benefit from the making of will; and
  • more complex family structures such as blended families, benefit greatly from the intentions clearly set out in your will.

​Estate Planning

Your estate includes all the types of property you own, including, amongst other things, real estate, bank accounts, shares and businesses but also special assets such as insurance and superannuation. You may own your assets individually or with another person. Each asset needs to be considered separately including whether there are any debts.

We can help you:

  • identify the extent of your estate including superannuation, assets and debts;
  • by liaising with your financial advisers including your accountant to understand the extent of your estate and any financial issues; and
  • by advising you on how to plan and preserve your estate for yourself and those you intend to share it with.

We can also help you with understanding your estate and how an appointment of an enduring guardian and attorney to deal with your estate is vital to your complete estate plan, should you become incapacitated.

Probate & Estate Administration

Let us help you through the process of managing someone’s estate when they die.

Probate or Letters of Administration is the process of appointing a legal personal representative, such as an executor or administrator, to deal with a deceased’s estate. It is an order of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, which allows the legal personal representative to collect and distribute the estate in accordance with the terms of the last valid will if there is one.

We can help you:

  • understand what to do in relation to an estate when someone you love dies;
  • by advising you on intestate estates, i.e. if there is no will; and
  • by acting for you to draft applications for grants of Probate or Letters of Administration as well as administering and/or winding up an estate.

Property Law

Our property services include advising you on the sale or purchase of your residential or investment property.

Buying or selling a residential property is one of the most significant decisions you will make in life. We can assist you with buying or selling your property in NSW and any ancillary legal matters such as advising you on the contract of sale and reviewing and negotiating the terms and conditions.

At Life Estate Planning Lawyers our aim is to help ensure this process is smooth and performed in a timely way at a competitive rate.


Life Estate Planning Lawyers
Level 9, Avaya House,
123 Epping Road
North Ryde NSW 2113


T: 02 8875 7973​




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