Estate Lawyers on the Gold Coast
It is never easy to experience the loss of a beloved family member or friend. The last thing you want to be worried about is your loved one’s Will and estate, and whether their life’s work will go to those who meant the most to them. Our qualified Gold Coast Wills and estate lawyers are here to assist you in drafting a legally sound and valid Will and any associated estate planning documents, so that things go to plan after you pass away. We are also experts in estate administration and can guide you as an executor or beneficiary through the various steps that you may need to make.
Contact us today on 1300 132 567 or submit an enquiry online for a fixed fee initial consultation about your Wills and estate matters in the Gold Coast area.
How to make a Will
A properly drafted Will is the best way to ensure your assets are distributed in line with your wishes after you pass away. Your Will needs to appoint at least one Executor, who will be responsible for implementing the directions in the Will and winding up the estate (this is often called the estate administration of the Will). Your will also needs to nominate your beneficiaries and describe the wealth that you want to give to them. Tax effective structures, such as testamentary trusts in Wills, can be included. Your Will also needs to follow a formal signing and witnessing procedure.
Need Legal Advice on Preparing a Will in the Gold Coast?
As Gold Coast Wills and estate planning experts, we work hand in hand with you to provide you with personalised legal advice and draft a legal Will tailored to your circumstances. This is in stark contrast to the cookie-cutter approach of cheap “write your own will templates” that often end up being the most expensive option in the long run (due to increased chances of litigation once you pass away).
Our team of succession lawyers are estate and asset protection experts, and will guide you on the planning of your Will and provide you with a comprehensive estate planning approach, including drafting Testamentary Trusts and Enduring Powers of Attorney. We can also advise you in your role as Executor including Probate applications, as well as management of intestate estates (in the instance where a Will does not exist).
How Can Our Gold Coast Estate First® Wills Lawyers Help?
Estate First® Wills and estates lawyers are legal professionals who are experienced in dealing with all fields of estate planning and estate administration law including Wills and probate from simple to complex.
Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPoAs) if you have lost capacity
An Enduring Power of Attorney is an essential aspect of your future planning, allowing you to have the say in who you want to make decisions for you in relation to your personal/health affairs and financial affairs if you lose your capacity to do so. Making sure you have the right legal documents in place in the event of your incapacity is a crucial element in your estate planning and is as important as preparing the right documents to take care of your affairs on death.
No matter your circumstances, our team of Wills, Probate and Estates lawyers on the Gold Coast can help. Whether you need help with drafting up a Will, or need advice on the next steps when handling the estate of a family member who has passed, or preparing an enduring power of attorney, our friendly and professional team of succession Lawyers are more than happy to help – contact us today on 1300 132 567 or submit an enquiry online for a fixed fee initial consultation.
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- Asset Protection
- Blended Family Solutions
- Enduring Powers of Attorney
- Estate Claims Advice
- Estate Planning for Superannuation
- Family Trusts, Companies & SMSFs
- Health Directives
- Inheritance Agreements
- Protective Trusts in Wills
- Special Disability Trusts
- Tax Strategies
- Testamentary Trust Wills
- Wills (from simple to Complex)
Our unique ‘4 easy steps’ makes the process easy
Expert Estate Planning with Fixed Fees
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.
"Our lawyer had a friendly, helpful manner and engaged with us in a most professional way. Nothing was a problem and we feel very comfortable we made the correct decisions with his guidance."
"Our lawyer was fantastic at explaining everything in a simple, logical way. The process was simple and straight forward from our end. We now feel confident everything is in order and hope it isn’t needed for many years."