Your Estate Lawyer Estate Law Adelaide

I'm Fiona Shilton
Your Estate Lawyer;
A big-hearted, straight-talking,
Avoider of avoidable problems

Whether you want to write a will that takes care of your family or you're in the process of managing a deceased estate, at Your Estate Lawyer we're on a mission to...

  • Set families up to succeed (not fail or fight)
  • Help will makers use their will as a reward (not a weapon)
  • Support executors with kindness, compassion, and care (not leave them to flounder)

Death is a once in a life time experience that's worth getting right.

You deserve someone on your team who can ask hard questions, help you navigate ever changing legal requirements, avoid avoidable problems, and communicate what's in your head and your heart in a way that will look after your wishes and your family.

I'm Fiona Shilton
Your Estate Lawyer;
A big-hearted, straight-talking,
Avoider of avoidable problems

Whether you want to write a will that takes care of your family or you're in the process of managing a deceased estate, at Your Estate Lawyer we're on a mission to...

  • Set families up to succeed (not fail or fight)
  • Help will makers use their will as a reward (not a weapon)
  • Support executors with kindness, compassion, and care (not leave them to flounder)

Death is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that's worth getting right.

You deserve someone on your team who can ask hard questions, help you navigate ever-changing legal requirements, avoid avoidable problems, and communicate what's in your head and your heart in a way that will look after your wishes and your family.

"Fiona is a breath of fresh air - she helped us talk about hard things in a way that was funny, engaging, and helped us realise our old wills were a disaster waiting to happen."

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Hi, I'm Fiona...

But if you're keen to...

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If you're looking for a highly polished, power suit-wearing, office-dwelling, instruction-taking, disinterested, litigious, dispute-focused, corporate, cookie-cutter estate lawyer. I'm probably not going to be the lawyer for you.

 Create an estate plan or administer a deceased estate without fear of judgment, with compassion, in a place you feel safe to ask as many questions you need or divulge all your secrets. You're exactly where you need to be.

Fiona Shilton Headshot 2

Hi, I'm Fiona...

But if you're keen to...

Fiona Shilton headshot 1

If you're looking for a highly polished, power suit-wearing, office-dwelling, instruction-taking, disinterested, litigious, dispute-focused, corporate, cookie-cutter estate lawyer. I'm probably not going to be the lawyer for you.

 Create an estate plan or administer a deceased estate without fear of judgment, with compassion, in a place you feel safe to ask as many questions you need or divulge all your secrets. You're exactly where you need to be.

Fiona Shilton Headshot 2

Hi, I'm Fiona...

If you're looking for a highly polished, power suit-wearing, office-dwelling, instruction-taking, disinterested, litigious, dispute-focused, corporate, cookie-cutter estate lawyer. I'm probably not the lawyer for you.

Fiona Shilton headshot 1

But if you're keen to...

 Create an estate plan or administer a deceased estate without fear of judgment, with compassion, in a place you feel safe to ask as many questions you need or divulge all your secrets. We're meant to be.

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"Fiona was wonderfully helpful and patient. She didn't make us feel rushed and helped us step by step through the process. Highly recommend."

Mary Grace

"Fiona has an incredible personality, and her approach is nothing short of brilliant. There was nothing but genuine care in her work and her approach to myself and my family."

Angus

"It was seamless, gentle, comprehensive and one of the most empowering processes to know that my children will be taken care of and my earthly possessions will go where I choose when that death day comes."

Meryl

"Fiona was brilliant and just wonderful in helping me finalise my father's estate.  I highly recommend her."

Gail

"I've attempted organising our wills 3 times over the last 7 years. Fiona made it so easy with flexibility over appointments. She kept it jargon free, informal, it was so much more comfortable and painless than what we anticipated." 

Vanessa

"Fiona was amazing, so easy to talk to about what I was needing.  She gave exceptional service and I now have a will that is easy to understand, read, and is very sound."

Cate

"Fiona is professional, thorough, and knowledgeable about all aspects relating to estate management. She goes the extra mile to ensure every detail is covered.  I feel confident knowing that my affairs are in order and could not recommend Fiona higher."

Tracey

"Fiona brings her own unique style and passion to estate planning, a topic that is often avoided. I'm so happy I chose to work with her after reading great reviews. Fiona is charming and funny, and an expert in her field."

Joyce

Here's How It Works...

WE MEET

I'll meet you at our small, comfortable, totally private Meeting Place in Hahndorf; no small talk with a receptionist, battling with traffic, or obligation to get out of your trackies. Tea, biccies, and good banter are all on the house.

WE CHAT

My prices are fixed so you never have to feel like there won't be enough time to talk about all the important things or ask as many questions as you need.

WE MAKE A PLAN

Skeletons in the cupboard, secret floozies, lost children, blended families, fear, shame... all these things are a fact of life that we build into our plan for how to move ahead.

Here's How It Works...

WE MEET

I'll meet you at our small, comfortable, totally private Meeting Place in Hahndorf; no small talk with a receptionist, battling with traffic, or obligation to get out of your trackies. Tea, biccies, and good banter are all on the house.

WE CHAT 

My prices are fixed so you never have to feel like there won't be enough time to talk about all the important things or ask as many questions as you need.

 WE MAKE A PLAN

Skeletons in the cupboard, secret floozies, lost children, blended families, fear, shame... all these things are a fact of life...all these things are a fact of life that we build into our plan for how to move ahead.

WE MEET

I'll meet you at our small, comfortable, totally private Meeting Place in Hahndorf; no small talk with a receptionist, battling with traffic, or obligation to get out of your trackies. Tea, biccies, and good banter are all on the house.

WE CHAT

My prices are fixed so you never have to feel like there won't be enough time to talk about all the important things or ask as many questions as you need.

WE MAKE A PLAN

Skeletons in the cupboard, secret floozies, lost children, blended families, fear, shame... all these things are a fact of life... that we build into our plan for how to move ahead.

FIONA SHILTON
Founder Your Estate Lawyer

Fiona has over 15 years experience working in litigation, family, and estate law in Adelaide and The Adelaide Hills. A graduate of Adelaide University Fiona is a keen hiker, mum of five, wife of one, and is convinced she'll talk herself to death one day.

In September 2022 Fiona was awarded the SA Woman Emerging Woman In Business Award in recognition of her passion for changing the face of estate planning and creating a business that supports her wider community.

Fiona Shilton SA Woman Award Dinner

FIONA SHILTON
Founder, Your Estate Lawyer

Fiona has over 15 years experience working in litigation, family, and estate law in Adelaide and The Adelaide Hills. A graduate of Adelaide University Fiona is a keen hiker, mum of five, wife of one, and is convinced she'll talk herself to death one day.

In September 2022 Fiona was awarded the SA Woman Emerging Woman In Business Award in recognition of her passion for changing the face of estate planning and creating a business that supports her wider community.

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