Wills and Estates Lawyers

Wills and Estates Lawyer Brisbane

A Will is an important but often forgotten document. At each stage in life we should either revisit our current Will or make one. If you are considering getting married, buying a new house or investment property, having children or are undergoing another major change in your life, it is important to either update or make your Will. Having an up to date Will means that should something unexpected happen, your family will be fully aware of your wishes. It is essential you engage a Will writing solicitor to ensure your Will is accurate, comprehensive and legally binding.

If you are the owner of a business of any size you need to have an up to date Will.  Generally, it will not just be your family that is affected should an unexpected event occur. Your employees will also need to be accommodated; either by continuing the business or closing it down. In the unfortunate event of death or serious injury, the business will need to transition from one owner to another. Our Brisbane wills and estates lawyers can make sure the transition of the business is seamless. We will assess your circumstances and advise you on your best options.

Protecting personal and business assets should be a priority for any business or strategic plan. We will provide you with the right strategy to ensure your assets are protected. If you are looking for a Brisbane wills and estates lawyer, we can provide you with all thorough and commercially-minded advice taking into account your industry, your particular business and your personal circumstances.

Contact our Brisbane will solicitors now for a quote for our will writing service.

Power of Attorney

Our experienced solicitors can provide advice and assist you in the preparation of a Power of Attorney or Advanced Health Directive. Where possible, we will provide you with a fixed fee to act as your Power of Attorney Solicitor . If you are a business owner, you will also need a business Power of Attorney to ensure that your business can continue to operate in the event of incapacity. Let our Power of Attorney solicitor take care of these matters for you.

Deceased Estates & Probate

We understand that dealing with the administration of an estate of a deceased family member or friend can be difficult. Our supportive staff appreciate that this is a stressful and challenging time. We will make the process as easy and stress-free as possible.

Whether the deceased made a Will or died intestate (without a Will), we can provide advice on the requirements of distributing the Estate. We are able to advise you if an application for Probate or Letters of Administration should be made. We have probate lawyers who can provide you with clear guidance on having it approved in the court. 

When is probate needed? 

This is usually only required if the amount of money exceeds a particular limit. Other documents, such as a copy of the death certificate and the deceased person’s will, may be enough for the banking institution to release the funds for lower amounts. Each banking institution is likely to have its own policy on deceased estates, so it’s worth double-checking with them about your specific situation. Alternatively, our probate lawyers in Brisbane can assist you with this whole process to ensure that its as efficient as possible.

Will Dispute Lawyers

Our Will Dispute Solicitors in Brisbane can assist you in contesting an unjust Will. You may be entitled to contest the deceased’s will if you were financially dependent on the deceased. You should also seek legal assistance if you have been left out of a will or suspect the will-maker was coerced into amending their Will.

If you would like to talk to one of our staff about an Estate Matter, please do not hesitate to contact us on 07 3269 4888 or email us.