Elder Law

Gauld & Co., Solicitors advise principally in relation to the needs of the older person and their families – particularly in the areas of Wills and estates, probate, granny flat agreements, powers of attorney and the recovery of assets for the victims of elder financial abuse.

Online Services – Wills, powers of attorney and Probate

For standard:

Our Online Services were originally developed in response to covid, to reduce the need for office visits.  The process involved the use of online forms, and remote/online execution of documents, and other time saving technology.

This was so successful that we now commence all our standard Wills, powers of attorney and probate applications using this combination of technology.

The use of the technology has brought about extremely affordable fees in these three areas.  See our fee schedule below.

Note that this technology only commences the process of creating the documentation you want – after this, there is the normal interaction between you the client and the solicitor.

The best place to start is to use our Online Services tool – click the button immediately below.

This tool simply directs you to the right place to start (you don’t have to start), and provides some information about the particular documentation you want.

WILLS FEE
Will for an individual $250
Husband/wife or partners “mirror image” Wills (2 documents) $330
POWERS OF ATTORNEY
Individuals
Enduring Power of Attorney (Financial) $250
Medical power of attorney $150
Both financial and medical powers of attorney (2 documents) $330
General non-enduring power of attorney* $150
Couples/partners
Enduring Powers of Attorney (Financial) (2 documents) $330
Medical Powers of Attorney (2 documents) $280
Enduring Power of Attorney (Financial) and Medical powers (4 documents) $440
WILLS AND POWERS OF ATTORNEY – combinations
Individuals
Will and Enduring Power of Attorney (Financial) (2 documents) $350
Will and Medical Power of Attorney (2 documents) $330
Will, Enduring Power of Attorney (Financial) and Medical power (3 documents) $480
Couples/partners
Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney (Financial) (4 documents) $450
Wills and Medical powers of attorney (4 documents) $430
Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney (Financial) and Medical powers of attorney (6 documents) $550
PROBATE APPLICATIONS
Standard probate applications – where there is a Will
$750
(plus Supreme Court
advertising and
application fees)

*General non-enduring powers of attorney – these are almost always used for a specific/limited purpose or limited to a defined period of time.  They do not endure (have validity) beyond incapacity.

Why Choose Us?
Dedicated practice

We are one of the few legal firms in Australia who advise in relation to granny flat agreements on a regular basis.

Efficiency

We make extensive use of technology to streamline document production. This significantly reduces the time we have to spend on drawing agreements.

Cost effective

Because of this experience in this area and our process efficiencies we can get matters finalised in a cost effective manner. Ask us about our fees.

Experience

The principal, Peter Gauld, has been practising as a Melbourne solicitor for over forty years.