In my discussions with Rod I quickly learned that he has a profound knowledge of the complexities of will making. Not just about wills, but also the sometimes very complicated legal ramifications arising from naïve assumptions that a person making or updating a will can entertain. The worst outcome for distribution of a deceased estate is for subsequent family legal challenges arising from a poorly crafted document. Reducing this risk to a minimum is where experts like Rod come into their own. I highly recommend Rod to you
Thankfully our late mum chose Genders and Partners to handle her legal affairs , both Lyn & Rod walked us through the process of probate and any legal situations that could and would arise . Their fees were fair for the volume of legal work that needed to be carried out and were detailed to the cent in their invoice. Thanks again Lyn & Rod for your professionalism and will willingly recommend you to our family and friends.
Our family were extremely happy with the Prompt, Friendly and Professional service provided by both Rod and lyn in the handling of our late Mothers estate. Would highly recommend there services to anyone in need.
We used Genders and Partners for the probate on my mother’s will.
From the initial contact I was very impressed by Rod and his team both in terms of his professionalism in providing advice to the issues at hand, as well as the timeliness in both response times when queries were raised and in the actual steps involved in probate.
I was particularly impressed with the range of set and variable price options offered dependant on whether one was happy for Genders and Partners to do all the work involved, or whether some preliminary work was done by the Executors of the estate.
The documentation provided by Rod prior to a decision being made as to whether to utilise their services was both clear and concise and I believe enabled us to make an informed decision on not only to engage them to handle the probate but also which level of service we required.
In the event we elected to go with the package that required Genders and Partners to do all the work and found the set price very reasonable.
Rod was excellent in explaining the various steps, issues that may arise requiring attention and the anticipated timelines during each step of the process. Queries raised via email were replied to in a timely fashion either by Rod or one of his associates.
In summary should you want a law firm that provides a professional yet friendly approach, timeliness and value for money Genders and Partners certainly tick all the boxes.
Rod was recommended to us by the Nature Foundation, an organisation we already support and trust.
We were very lucky in that the recommendation came just as we were planning to update our current wills. The company who did our previous wills offered a fixed quote for what we considered to be three minor changes.
Rod quoted a similar figure, but it was for completely new Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Advanced Care Directives for each of us. That quote did include discounts for being members of Nature Foundation as well as having them as one of our beneficiaries. Since we already met those criteria, no further outlay was needed to receive the discount.
This is our fifth Will. We are confident that it is by far the most complete and the easiest to understand of any of our previous attempts.
Rod patiently explained each proposed change, the reasons behind it, and the implication for our executors. His priority was that what we wanted to occur was translated into the legal wording needed to ensure that this would happen.
Rod made what can be difficult and frustrating into something that, while not simple, was much easier than we had feared. In fact, the major problem we had during the whole process was getting the proper wording from the charities that we wanted to be beneficiaries.
Even Rod can’t help that! Obviously we thought each of the previous Wills were accurate at the time they were written. Under Rod’s professional guidance, we were shown various gaps and possible interpretations that would have meant that there could have been legal obstacles in carrying out our wishes.
With Rod’s expertise in dealing with estate issues, we are now assured that all is how we intended. Rod is professional, patient, and determined that what he is suggesting is completely understood.
He not only answered all of our questions (and there were many), but also reassured us that any further questions were welcome, and would be answered at no further charge. In addition, he allows us to make changes within a year with no additional fees.
Again, his priority is that his work is correct. Rod was also consistently punctual for every meeting we had, whether it was a phone call, Zoom meeting, or the one face to face meeting needed to witness signatures. This curtesy was appreciated and is worthy of mention.
It took less than a fortnight from our first introductory phone call to the signing of our completed Wills. Most of that time was spent researching the charities’ required wording. Without that, the whole process would have been completed in only a few days.
We have no hesitation in recommending Rod to anyone who wants an efficient, professional, knowledgable, and patient solicitor to help in writing these important documents.
When contacting Mr Rod Genders, he was very quick to respond. He was also very accommodating to our needs. Mr Gender’s personality was such that he knew exactly what we needed, and he is very knowledgeable as to everything regarding Wills and testamentary needs. He also has an easy personality, easy to talk to and very easy to contact re any issues we had and we know if we have any issues we can contact him if we need to. Thanks for your help.
Genders and Partners has handled our family’s business and personal legal requirements for 2 generations. Always professional, personable and effective. Rod just handled my late Mum’s estate and did a fantastic job. Highly recommended.
We had occasion to engage Genders and Partners in the management of a family member’s estate and we were very impressed with the high standard of the service we received. As novices in the matters of estate management we really appreciated the manner in which Rod explained everything to us really clearly so we felt confident that we had a good understanding of the important features and what we needed to do. Rod’s thoroughness, knowledge and professionalism were evident throughout. We appreciated Rod’s willingness to answer our many questions and as a result the estate was finalized in a smooth and timely manner. We would have no hesitation in recommending the services of Genders and Partners to other people.
For 2 generations my parents, then my husband and myself have been using the services of Genders & Partners. They don’t get to become the oldest law firm in S.A. for nothing. I have sought the services of Rod Genders on numerous occasions and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone. He is not a “stuffy” old lawyer in a suit that sits behind a large desk with law books all around him. Nor is he intimidating. Rod consults in a professional and relaxed atmosphere, and explains things so they can be understood. Rod went out of his way and risked his own health during the COVID-19 pandemic to be of assistance to me. Contact Genders and Partners today is you need legal advice. You’ll be glad you did.
Thanks for your great advice and help in preparing documents and future proofing my affairs and wishes. It has been a great help and gives me peace of mind.