Wills and Estates Lawyers

If you need help with making your Will, make it with West Legal & Associates. We’ll ensure that your Will is legally binding and that your wishes regarding your estate are accurately articulated and your legacy is established.
If you’re an appointed Executor of an Estate, we can also guide you through the complex process of estate administration and make it as smooth
as possible. 

Contact us today for an in-person or online consultation.
We can assist you wherever you are in Australia or around the World.

Online & In-person Consultations Available

How We Can Help You

Making a Will

Wills are legal documents that ensure your assets are distributed according to your wishes. Without a will, your estate is distributed according to the common hierarchy of beneficiaries, which might not reflect your intentions.

Your estate or family situation may be complex. Seeking advice from solicitors like us ensures your will is legally valid and accurately reflects your wishes.

Speak with us and we’ll guide you through the process of drafting a will, and ensure that all your wishes are honoured.

Obtaining a Grant of Probate

If you’re an Executor of a Will, we can assist you in obtaining the court’s approval to administer a deceased person’s estate.

The probate process involves validating the will and ensuring that you have the authority to distribute the estate according to the deceased’s wishes. It may take several months, depending on the complexity of the estate and jurisdictional procedures.

Generally, larger estates involving a lot of assets are more complex and may take longer. But as your solicitor, our role is to provide clarity and guidance regarding your role as an executor and support you throughout this process.

Administration of a Deceased Estate

We assist executors in navigating the legal complexities of estate administration. We offer guidance on legal duties and help with asset inventory and valuation and obtaining a Grant of Probate.

We can also help you manage all aspects of a deceased person’s estate, including asset collection, debt payment, tax obligations and asset distribution in accordance with the will or, if there’s no will, in line with legal requirements.

Our goal is to simplify this process and ensure a smooth administration of the estate. We’ll also assist you with the final accounting and reporting to close the estate.

Public Notary Services

We can authenticate and certify documents, particularly for international use. This service often intersects with estate matters, especially when dealing with assets or interests overseas.

We also prepare and notarize affidavits and statutory declarations related to the estate. We’ll ensure that all estate-related documentation is legally valid and recognized globally, facilitating seamless international transactions and compliance with foreign legal requirements in the administration of estates.

Power of Attorney and Guardianship

Power of Attorney and Guardianship are both important legal instruments that allow individuals to appoint someone they trust to manage their affairs or make decisions for them. 

If you want to plan ahead and ensure your affairs are managed by someone you appoint in case of travel, sickness or incapacity, Power of Attorney is what you need. 

Guardianship on the other hand, are for individuals who are already no longer capable of making personal decisions, such as healthcare or living arrangements, due to incapacity. It is typically considered in the following situations:

  • For elderly people who have dementia or Alzheimer’s and other similar conditions
  • For adults with either intellectual or physical disabilities
  • For individuals who can’t decide for themselves following a serious medical event


In both cases, the decision to appoint a Power of Attorney or Guardian should be made carefully. Speak with us so we can give you advice and ensure these arrangements are set up correctly and reflect the individual’s wishes.

The Process

Initial Consultation

Contact us and we’ll schedule a consultation to discuss your legal needs and objectives, in-office or online.

Strategy Development

We’ll formalise our engagement and collaboratively develop a tailored strategy for your legal matter.


We’ll handle all necessary steps, from documentation to negotiations, to successfully manage your case and achieve the best outcome.


Once we achieve the resolution of your matter, we’ll finalise all details, and provide post-resolution support as needed.

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Whilst you may visit our office for consultations and meetings, we can also do all of our legal work online. This way, you can save time and take care of your business while we handle your legal needs.

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Meet Your Senior Team

of Efficient & Strategic Sydney Solicitors

Jonathan Rzetelski

Jonathan was admitted as a Lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2011 and is also admitted in the High Court of Australia. Jonathan has extensive experience in Property, Insurance, Litigation, Personal Injury and Commercial Law.

Jessie Xing

Jessie is an experienced Solicitor having been admitted as a Lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2015. Jessie has extensive experience in Property Law and Conveyancing and takes pride in providing clients with reliable advice and ensuring seamless transactions. Jessie is fluent in Mandarin Chinese (中文) and assists both domestic and international clients.

Teresa West

Having been admitted as a Solicitor in 2002, Teresa is also a Chartered Accountant who practises in the fields of Taxation and Accounting. Teresa manages client’s Australian and US taxation needs and requirements.

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Choose Us

We offer in-office and online consultations

You can tell us about your matter at the comfort of our office or your home. Whatever you choose, we’ll deliver the same quality services and results.

We’re a team of solicitors only

We don’t hire junior solicitors and paralegals to handle your matter. Every case is managed by senior solicitors to ensure that you get high-level expertise and attention to detail.

We are PEXA Certified

We use PEXA to ensure fast and smooth service property settlements. This allows us to make our processes more efficient and convenient for our busy clients like you.

Exceptional customer service

Most of our clients are either repeat clients or referral from past clients. This is a testament to our outstanding service, personalised services and client-focused approach.


Yes, you can, but it’s important to be aware that in certain jurisdictions, close family members may have legal rights to challenge your will if they believe they have been unfairly excluded, especially dependents.
A trust is a legal arrangement where assets are held by a trustee for the benefit of others (beneficiaries). It can be useful for managing assets for minors, protecting assets, or for tax planning. It’s worth considering depending on your circumstances.
For a will to be valid, it must be in writing, signed by you and witnessed by two people who are not beneficiaries. It’s also advisable to have it prepared by a legal professional to ensure it meets all legal requirements.
Debts are generally paid out of your estate. If the estate doesn’t cover the debts, they may be written off. However, if you have joint debts, the other person may become fully responsible for them.
Yes, it’s increasingly important to include digital assets like social media accounts, online banking, and digital files. You should provide instructions for how these should be handled.
You should update your will to reflect significant life changes, such as marriage, divorce, the birth of a child, or a change in financial status. These events can significantly impact the distribution of your estate.
If someone dies intestate (without a will), their estate is distributed according to statutory formulas. You may need to apply to be appointed as an administrator to manage this process.