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Wills And Estates Lawyers Brisbane

With some of the most hands-on and supportive wills and estates lawyers Brisbane has on offer, we provide our clients with a smooth preparation and planning process.

Wills And Estates Lawyers Brisbane

Our wills and estates lawyers are experienced in working alongside our Brisbane clients to prepare wills and plan estates. We understand that planning ahead for a time where you’re not here is an overwhelming concept and is a little bit unpleasant. We’re committed to providing positive client experiences and creating a comfortable space while we plan your estate.

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Will Preparation

Professional will preparation offers you peace of mind. These legal documents are highly complex, so having a legal professional who can ensure your will will stand up in court is highly beneficial for you. Our wills and estates lawyers will support you through the consideration and planning process to ensure you’ve thought of everything ahead of the preparation. 

Estate Planning

Your estate is a step above a Last Will and Testament. Where your will plans for your property and assets to be divided between beneficiaries, your estate plan will outline your health directive, who you nominate as your power of attorney, and an array of other big ticket decisions your loved ones will need to know. Our wills and estates lawyers support clients through these legal decisions and the creation of required legal documentation.

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Considerations For Your Will & Estate Documentation

Our wills and estates lawyers can brainstorm with you to ensure you’ve thought of absolutely everything for your will or estate. However, it is good to have an idea of what plan you’re wanting to put in place ahead of our consultation. Consider your children and your pets, your assets — including share portfolios and investments, and consider your outstanding debts and tax structures.

Will & Estate Disputes By Wills And Estates Lawyers Brisbane

Our wills and estates lawyers can work with clients to dispute wills or file claims against the estate. From working out whether your claim is viable to the negotiations around contesting the will, we’ll offer you the support you need. 

 

Queensland laws dictate that you can contest a will if the deceased:

  • Did not have the capacity to make a will when it was signed
  • Made the will under the influence of others
  • Or, if a claimant believes they’re entitled to more of the deceased’s estate than was received.
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Estate Administration By Wills And Estates Lawyers Brisbane

Our wills and estates lawyers can support you or your family through estate administration. From gathering assets, selling houses, rounding up share portfolios, and then paying off debts — it’s a lot of work and administration, particularly when you’re dealing with the loss of a loved one. Our supportive lawyers will help guide you through this process.

Meet Our Wills And Estates Lawyers Brisbane

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We’re a team of wills and estates lawyers Brisbane can rely on for friendly, supportive service as well as logical and tight documentation that stands up in the eye of the law. Our team is passionate about keeping costs down while delivering an impeccable service.

Wills And Estates Lawyers Brisbane: Your FAQs

Estate planning is simply put, the planning of your estate. Your estate encompasses everything that makes up your net worth. So, this includes any property or investment properties you own, money, cars, superannuation, possessions, and the like — and it all needs to be planned for. 

Your debt and any tax owed can be inherited too. So, estate planning creates a fair, logical plan for all of this. It also plans around what should happen if you get sick. This will include your health directive and a nominated power of attorney.

Your Last Will and Testament is just one element of your estate planning. It’s a document that outlines where your assets, your property, and your finances will go along with who will look after any of your children or pets.

These terms are often used interchangeably — which makes sense as they share a lot of similarities. They both work to ensure your family is protected after your passing and your last wishes are met. However, these documents are not the same thing. 

Your will comes under your estate planning. It lays out your final wishes, like where your property and assets should go and who will become the carer for your children or pets. Whereas your estate plan sees considerations like your power of attorney, health directive, and other, more significant plans laid out.

Estate planning is often misconstrued as something only the wealthier of the population needs. That’s not really true. We definitely recommend adults, particularly adults with children all prepare a will at the least. However, estate planning is incredibly effective. Offering you more control over what happens after your passing and in your final days, the document also works to better protect your family.

You can try searching by the relevant Australian Government website, which you can find here. Otherwise, get in touch with our wills and estates lawyers to help you find your loved one’s will.

Book a Consultation

Our in-depth consultation is an initial consultation where we will discuss your situation in detail and provide thorough advice on the next steps you should take to resolve your matter. (Family Law Consultations may cost $150 for the hour – discuss with Adrian or Krissy).

Free 10 Minute Telephone Consultation

Or, you can get a free 10 minute phone consultation to find if our services suit your specific needs

We’re currently open for in-person consultations as well as telephone consults and video chats.