Solutions We Can Provide For You
How We Can Help You
Our dedicated team of specialist estate lawyers have the depth of knowledge and experience to thoroughly assist you with all of your estate planning and estate administration needs.
Your estate plan is so much more than a Will. It includes all of the advice, legal documents and strategies to protect and preserve your wealth transfer to your loved ones and give you peace of mind that your testamentary wishes will take effect.
- Wills (from simple to complex)
- Testamentary Trusts in Wills
- Estate Planning for Superannuation
- Enduring Powers of Attorney
- Estate Claims Strategies to Minimise the Risk
When a loved one passes away, you can count on Estate First® Lawyers to give you the legal guidance you need, and we’ll help you with the paperwork, as you require. We can also assist with legal advice on your obligations as executor and tax strategies relating to the transfer of assets.
- Grants of Probate
- Collecting assets and paying bills
- Dealing with Beneficiaries and Distribution of Estate
- Advice to Executors to minimise risk
Tailored Estate Planning Solutions
We’re Here For You
Whether your affairs are simple or complex, and whatever stage of life you are in, we can create a strong, effective estate plan to suit you. We’ll also be there to help with the estate when you’ve lost a loved one.
The Estate First® Difference
Estate Planning Lawyers, Experts at Securing your Legacy
Our team of estate lawyers focus on ensuring that your affairs are expertly handled so you can enjoy knowing your interests are protected, and your wealth will safely pass to your loved ones.
Expert Estate Planning Made Easy & Cost Effective
Fixed Fee Pricing and Quick Turnaround Times
Because estates are all we do, our work processes are efficient and cost effective. Whether we meet face to face or virtually, we will present you with the best options for you. Our ‘4 easy steps’ process ensures your quality estate plan is delivered on time and at the fixed quote set at your first meeting.
Meet With Your Lawyer
Whether we meet virtually or face to face, we will listen, answer your questions, craft your estate plan and provide you with a fixed fee quote.
We’ll Keep You Updated
You will receive draft documents to review. You can discuss your plan with us at any time you want.
Final Document Meeting
We will go through all of your final documents together to ensure the plan is exactly what you want.
“I have an up-to-date Will – isn’t that enough?”
No, and here’s why
What Our Clients Say
Helping People Just Like You
Our clients tell us regularly how happy they are to get their estate planning done properly. Don’t put it off – it’s important! And once it’s done, you’ve got peace of mind that you’ve done the best you can for your loved ones.
"From first contact to eventual signing of wills, we were given expert advice and given options we never knew existed. All fees were explained and upfront with no hidden costs. Our Lawyer was professional, and showed sincere compassion throughout. Having our wills and power of attorneys done has given both my wife and myself peace of mind."
"I was recommended by my financial adviser that Estate First Lawyers were excellent in estate planning and arrangements were made for me to meet the lawyers. I strongly recommend EFL as they have the commitment to work well with the client and have the very best of lawyers in working with you to achieve your goals."
"I came away understanding the importance of what we were doing for our estate in a way I hadn’t in previous times when writing a will. There was that feeling of having created something of significance for our children even though we hope it does not have to be acted on in any time soon!"
"We can’t thank our Lawyer enough for everything they did to set up our Estate Plan. We felt that no question was ever too silly to ask and we left understanding everything from a legal perspective totally. We feel 100% satisfied (and I don’t say that very often) with the total service given to us by Estate First Lawyers. We will be recommending Estate First to our friends."
"Estate First made us feel that our affairs were now sorted and we were in good hands well into the future. The fees were competitive with other lawyers but what makes the difference is their superior service and care for their clients. They are professional, knowledgeable and trustworthy. You are made to feel important to them and are placed at ease in all the dealings with them."
"Our experience with Estate First Lawyers was first class. From the outset we were made to feel very welcome and all advice given was in a friendly and courteous manner. Our questions were answered with no fuss and email communication was prompt, clear and precise. We would highly recommend these services."
"The Estate First team are extremely professional, a delight to deal with and thorough in ensuring we have the estate plan that suits our wishes. They covered everything we expected and so much more. It was a great experience and so pleased we haven’t put this off any longer!"
"The phone booking system and follow up email was very efficient, even when we had to change our initial appointment date. Our lawyer explained all our options in great detail at both meetings, followed up with emails to read at home, action lists and prompt replies to any queries. Further appointments and deadlines were adjusted to suit our other personal commitments. We received all paperwork via electronic email which makes it so much easier to share with the family members that need to have copies. Thank you for your professionalism and attention to detail."
"The advice and options were clear and provided in layman’s terms so I could understand it clearly and make informed decisions. I can’t fault the service at all from calling to enquire about making an appointment through to the final stages of our estate planning."
"As we decided to retire, Estate planning was mentioned and recommended to us. Right from the start, our lawyer was friendly, confident, and most professional, putting us at ease and really personalizing what they were explaining to our own situation. They took us slowly through the process of sorting out what we wanted to leave behind. Each aspect was explained carefully and clearly."
"We feel we have excellent value and high quality advice on how to structure our will for the best benefit of all involved. We are stoked actually at how much better this Will is from our last one."
Rated By Our Clients.
Built on Trust
Estate First Lawyers – Professional, Caring, Timely
Estate First Lawyers is a leading Australian Estate Planning Law firm with offices in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, and offering a virtual estate planning service across Australia. We have been trusted by thousands of Australians with their estate planning and estate administration needs. Our team of dedicated estate lawyers simplify the complexities of estate planning for you, by offering practical, plain English advice. We take the time to listen and understand your unique circumstances and what you want your lasting legacy to be for your loved ones. Traditionally, only the very wealthy have been able to afford an estate planning lawyer. However, our mission at Estate First is to provide estate planning by an expert wills and estates lawyer to everyone who values thoroughness and quality advice, at affordable, fixed-fees. It is important to us that you have peace of mind that your wishes will be achieved in the future.
Your Estate Planning – Our Passion, Our Focus
Estate First Lawyers has chosen to specifically practice only in the area of estate planning and estate administration law. It is our passion and focus. This focus means that we are able to provide you with a completed estate plan in a timely and prompt manner, meaning you are able to move on with your life, confident that your legacy is secured for the future. We have also been able to focus on offering the best client service to you, and this is reflected in our consistently high client feedback scores.
We also pride ourselves in working collaboratively with your advisors (accountants and/or financial advisors) to ensure that your estate plan is understood and preserved, and not, for example, accidentally changed by a subsequent document or a new service provider who has only a superficial understanding of your affairs. As in all things, a thorough, holistic approach is best.
Awarded Estate Lawyers
The team at Estate First Lawyers are proud to be recognised in various awards over a number of years including mention in Doyles Guide and Best Lawyers. In addition, from over 12,000 solicitors in Queensland, we have 2 of the 45 Qld Law Society accredited specialists in succession law and 3 of our estate lawyers are accredited as Trust and Estate Practitioners with the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP). Our team’s advanced knowledge and expertise as wills and estates lawyers mean that you can rest assured that you are in the right hands when it comes to preparing your estate plan.
To ‘plan, protect and secure’ your interests, and your legacy, and your loved ones’ future, contact us on 1300 132 567 to speak with an industry-leading, approachable and understanding estate planning lawyer today.