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Wills and estate planning for blended families | Australia

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Here’s the story:

Bringing two families together is a joyful and revolutionary act. And it can be complicated.

But with some solid legal advice, you can make a smart estate plan that ticks all the boxes.

☑️ I want everyone to feel acknowledged
☑️ I want solid plans in place for all of the kids
☑️ I’ve got a custody agreement in place
☑️ I want to avoid conflict with co-parents

With a bit of planning, you can make sure your children are looked after, your assets are distributed correctly, and your wishes are carried out. The truth is, leaving clear and legally binding instructions about your estate is the ultimate act of love for your family.

Fixed-fee Wills and estate planning for blended families who want clarity, harmony, and peace of mind.

The Blended Family

Open communication is at the heart of every blended family estate plan. We’ll use your strategy session to get clear on any previous commitments you’ve made, review your beneficiaries, and discuss equitable distribution of your shared assets.

It isn’t fun to think about, but protecting your legacy is the most powerful thing you’ll ever do for your family.

Your comprehensive estate plan includes:

  • A valid Will, including special wishes, plans, or final arrangements
  • Enduring Power of Attorney
    • Legal nomination of a person or organisation to make financial decisions on your behalf
  • Enduring Power of Guardianship
    • Legal nomination of a person to make medical, personal, or lifestyle decisions for you if you can’t do it for yourself
  • Superannuation Binding Death Benefit Nomination
    • Instructions for how your Superannuation should be distributed
  • Letter of Wishes to Executor

No fee surprises—ever

The Blended Family—for one $1,650*

The Blended Family—for two $2,200*

Optional extra: Deed of Family Arrangement (where all family members are over 18) $1,760*

Optional extra: Testamentary Trusts ($880 individual | $1,210 couple)*

*Prices include GST. Payment plans available.

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Now you can access a legal expert and score a full suite of rock-solid estate documents without leaving the house (even if your house is off the beaten track).

Not only that, this online law firm’s got stacks of benefits:

Without the usual invoice-padding back and forth of a traditional law firm, you’ll come to a positive resolution in less time.

An easy online system puts you in charge — provide information on your terms and meet with your lawyer on your schedule.

Clear, value-based and fixed-fee packages mean you’ll know my fees up front.
No surprises.

Expert advice. Pragmatic support. Wherever you are.

Fixed-fee services mean you’ll get the support you need to get the job done—without watching the clock. As a member of the Australian Association of Collaborative Professionals, it’s my mission to support growth, longevity, and positive outcomes for rural, regional, and remote families.

Collaborative Practice in estate planning identifies potential conflicts and works to address them before someone dies. No matter how complicated your situation, I’m here to help with judgement-free support and a network of collaborative professionals who have the same goals you do.

I’m Claudia Maw

Since 2011, I’ve specialised in areas of law that affect rural, regional, and remote communities. I have a unique mix of pragmatism, compassion, broad knowledge, and experience.

As the first regional lawyer member of Collaborative Professionals WA in the Wills and Estates space, my practice, Demeter Legal, is an online law practice built on communication and collegiality. Creating a relationship with your family based on trust and empathy is my first priority. And I follow that up with great results.

With intricate knowledge of succession planning, deceased estates, commercial and property law, I’m a trusted advisor for businesses and families across Western Australia.

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Proactive, pragmatic Wills and estate planning for the modern happily-ever-after

Stop worrying about the details. Stop stressing about how you’ll make the time. Protect your loved ones, secure your legacy, and give yourself the gift of peace of mind.