Making plans to ensure your family or loved ones are covered for the future is a very important legal task. When you’re gone, you want to ensure everything is already taken care of, to spare them any additional stress or expenses during what will already be a difficult time for them. Everyone should have a Will and Enduring Power of Attorney. Why? Because if you don’t your estate will most likely be administered by the Public Trustee of Queensland. Our Will and Estate planning lawyers on the Gold Coast can help advise you in regards to all relevant legal matters surrounding these two areas.
As it stands, estate laws can prove problematic when you don’t have a reliable lawyer handling the legal side of your assets. Due to complex succession laws in intestacy for example, you may end up with a distribution of your estate against your wishes, which may have you turning in your grave!
Wills need to be reviewed upon entering into relationships, marriage, the breakdown of relationships and divorce. Your Will only takes effect once you die, however if you are unable to manage your affairs due to mental or other incapacity, you will need to ensure you have also prepared an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) and possibly also an Advance Health Directive.
For these reasons, it is important to utilise a capable lawyer to plan and write up a Will that minimises the likelihood that it is contested or at risk of litigation. We are able to store our clients’ Will, along with all other important legal documentation and ensure it is kept safe until required.
We are able to offer fixed fee prices for administration of Estates (merging with Elder law). We also accept instructions in relation to family provision claims for the challenging of Wills and actions to set aside contracts or enduring documents where there are capacity issues.
No matter your legal requirements, our estate planning lawyers will ensure you only receive the most reliable and informed advice regarding your future plans. Call us on 13 20 30 to book a consultation.