Wills and Estates Law Brisbane & Kenmore

Losing a family member is always a difficult period, accompanied by both emotional pain and complex responsibilities. If you’re facing the daunting task of managing a loved one’s estate assets, including deceased estates, you may encounter one or more of the following wills and estates issues:

You may require direct assistance from a wills and estates lawyer regarding these matters, or confirmation that what you are doing is correct and fair.

At Melrose Keys Lawyers, we understand the added stress that legal processes can introduce during such challenging times. That’s why we are committed to helping you navigate the legal landscape with ease. We aim to simplify the complexities of will and estate law, ensuring you make informed decisions every step of the way.

We are here to assist you in any of these issues and provide a plan to get through wills and estate law processes as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Adrian the principal lawyer

Our Services for Wills and Estates Law Matters

Claims Against the Estate

Dealing with claims against an estate can be complex, whether you’re defending a will or seeking rightful provision under the Succession Act 1981. Our experienced estate lawyers offer expert guidance to navigate these challenges effectively.

Powers of Attorney

A Power of Attorney is a crucial legal document that enables someone you trust to manage your affairs if you become unable to do so. Our estate lawyers can assist with drafting and implementing this document, ensuring that your interests are protected according to your specific wishes.

Estate Administration

Administering an estate involves detailed processes, from obtaining a Grant of Probate to distributing assets. Our Brisbane will and probate lawyers provide thorough support to executors and families during this demanding time.

Estate Planning

Estate planning is essential to ensure your wishes are honoured. Our estate planning services cover the complexities of estate laws by helping you prepare all necessary documentation efficiently.

Our Brisbane Wills and Estates Lawyers

At Melrose Keys Lawyers, our wills and estates lawyers are experienced in working alongside our Brisbane clients to prepare professional wills and plan estates. We understand that planning for a time when 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 and Estate Planning Services

We 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 want to put in place ahead of our consultation. Consider your children and your pets, your assets — including shared portfolios and investments, and consider your outstanding debts and tax structures.

Your will comes under your succession 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, organising an advanced health directive, and other, more significant plans laid out.

At Melrose Keys Lawyers, our succession lawyers will support you through the consideration and planning process. The associated 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.

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Are Estate Lawyers Necessary?

Estate lawyers walk you through the process of planning your estate, selecting an executor, drafting your Last Will and Testament, and other matters that may relate to your estate or final wishes. Estate lawyers can also support those who’ve been elected as executors of the estate to pay outstanding debts, and taxes, and distribute the will accordingly. We can help with other items such as obtaining a Grant of Probate or if a family member has passed away without a will.

Do I Need a Lawyer to Prepare a Will?

Technically no, but preparing your will without the help of an experienced will lawyer can be difficult, due to the number of considerations, particularly if you are a business owner with a lot of assets. To prepare a will that will hold up in court, make your final wishes as clear as they need to be, and won’t be subject to misinterpretation, it is best to plan your will with a lawyer’s help.

Why Choose Us?

Transparent & Approachable Lawyers

Our estate lawyers will always speak in a language you can understand. No complex legal terms or jargon. You’ll always speak directly to your lawyer too, not a junior lawyer or assistant.

Affordable Estate Services

While we’re always working to keep our costs down where we can, we understand that legal fees can be stressful. We’ll offer you an upfront cost from the beginning, and we’ll keep you updated with new cost estimates as your circumstances change.

Supportive & Personalised Service

We understand that it’s not very pleasant to plan your estate, your will, or deal with the administration that comes with the passing of a loved one. We work to support you throughout the process and we’ll personalise our services to you.

Find a Wills and Estates Lawyer Brisbane & Kenmore Area

At Melrose Keys Lawyers, we understand how stressful it can be to plan your estate or your will. We also understand how stressful it can be for the family members left behind who have the responsibility of carrying out these wishes.

When you partner with us, our lawyers will work to take the stress out of the process and make it a better experience for everyone involved. We do this by prioritising communication and transparency, creating a comfortable environment, and working to keep our services affordable for you.

Adrian the principal lawyer

Take your claim on with confidence. We’re here to help.

Melrose Keys Lawyers is here to help you navigate your case, no matter how complex. Get started with Melrose Keys Lawyers. Book your consultation today.