In times of loss and uncertainty, having a trusted legal partner by your side can make all the difference. Our experienced and dedicated wills and estates lawyers in Brisbane can help you navigate the complex legal landscape surrounding wills, trusts, probate, and estate administration. We understand the importance of preserving your loved one’s legacy and ensuring their final wishes are respected.
It is vital that you have an up-to-date Will that fully and accurately reflects your wishes.
A Will is a comprehensive guide to how your assets will be distributed by your chosen Executor/s. It also ensures that your loved ones’ needs are met in accordance with your wishes.
If you do not have a valid Will in place, your estate will be distributed in accordance with the Succession Act and additional costs can be incurred by your loved ones in having the Court appoint an Administrator.
The Love Family Wills and Estates lawyers can prepare a valid and compressive Will for you in a matter of days. Our Wills and Estates lawyers Brisbane are detail orientated and will ensure that your Will fully and accurately reflects your wishes.
Contact our team today on 07 3390 2344 for a fixed-price quote.
The Executor and Trustee are the person or persons responsible for making sure that your wishes are carried out on your behalf once you have passed away.
We understand that you want to ensure that your assets are distributed according to your wishes in the event that you pass, making wills important. You may also be wondering how much it would cost to set up a will. In Queensland, the cost of making a will can vary depending on a few factors.
The first factor is the complexity of your will. If you have a large number of assets or your will includes trusts or business interests, the cost of drafting your will may be higher due to the additional time and expertise required to properly address and distribute these assets and interests in accordance with your wishes. A complex will requires more attention to detail and may involve negotiations with third parties such as trustees or business partners. Additionally, if you have unique circumstances or specific requests in your will, this may also increase the cost.
Another factor that can impact the cost of making a will in Queensland is the lawyer or firm you choose to work with. Different lawyers may charge different rates for their services, and some may offer package deals or discounts depending on the complexity of your will.
Generally, you can expect to pay anywhere from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars to make a will in Queensland. It’s important to remember that the cost of making a will is an investment in ensuring that your assets are distributed according to your wishes, and can ultimately save your loved ones time, stress, and money in the long run.
At Love Family Lawyers, we can help you with a fixed-price quote. Get in touch with us today and we’d love to get it started.
In general, a will is considered valid in Australia if it meets certain requirements. For example, the person making the will (the testator) must be over 18 years of age and must have the mental capacity to understand the nature and effect of the will. The will must also be in writing and signed by the testator and two witnesses who are over 18 years of age and not beneficiaries of the will.
Assuming a will meets these requirements, there is no set timeframe for how long it remains valid. However, it’s important to keep in mind that certain life events can impact the validity of a will. For example, if the testator gets married or enters into a civil partnership after making their will, the will may be automatically revoked unless it was made in contemplation of marriage or civil partnership.
Similarly, if the testator gets divorced or their marriage is annulled after making their will, any gifts or appointments made to their former spouse may be invalidated. It’s important to regularly review your will to ensure that it accurately reflects your wishes and takes into account any changes in your circumstances.
In summary, while there is no set timeframe for how long a will is valid in Australia, it’s important to ensure that your will meets the necessary requirements and is regularly reviewed to account for any changes in your life.
The short answer is that there is no requirement for wills to be registered in Australia. However, there are certain steps you can take to ensure that your will is safe and easily accessible when it’s needed.
One option is to store your will with a legal professional, trusted family member, or friend. This can help ensure that your will is not lost or destroyed, and can also make it easier for your loved ones to access your will after your death.
Another option is to register your will with the Supreme Court of your state or territory. While this is not a legal requirement, it can provide additional protection and peace of mind, as it creates a public record of your will and can make it easier for your loved ones to locate it after your death.
It’s important to note that if you do choose to store your will with a legal professional or register it with the Supreme Court, there may be fees associated with these services. However, the cost of these services is typically minimal compared to the potential benefits of ensuring that your will is safe and easily accessible.
A Power of Attorney is the means by which you appoint someone you trust to step into your shoes while you are still alive but unable to run your own affairs.
Your Attorney will be able to do whatever you can lawfully do, in your name and with your full authority. This includes paying any bills, maintaining properties, and dealing with all issues arising in life that you may be unable to deal with.
It is a document of great power and importance and should be prepared in consultation with a Wills and Estates solicitor. A power of attorney should never be underestimated or overlooked as a tool in your planning to protect your assets and lifestyle.
It is important to put your Power of Attorney in place while you still have capacity, making the decision of who will have this responsibility important. In the event that you lose capacity, you will be unable to delegate the legal power to deal with your affairs to anyone else. For further information, call 07 3390 2344 today to speak to a Wills and Estates solicitor.
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Also bear in mind that you can enter into an Advance Health Directive. This is a document which examines in great detail as to the sorts of ‘life or death’ treatments that you do or do not want your Attorney to permit on your behalf. This is done in consultation with your General Practitioner, who sits with you and after very specific discussions with you, marks off the treatments that you would wish to undergo and those you would not.
There is a separate fee that we will charge with respect to this document, and you are invited to call us to discuss the pros and cons of taking or not taking this step.
We are a boutique family law firm passionate about provisioning our clients with quality legal advice and representation. We wholly understand that dealing with family law issues can be emotionally draining and stressful. That’s why we take the time to get to know you and your unique circumstances so that we can provide you with the best possible outcome.
Our experience is your advantage
When you are processing a will or dealing with other family issues, you need a lawyer who understands the law and knows how to protect your interests. At Love Family Lawyers, we have more than 10 years of experience helping families in Brisbane and surrounding areas.
Act in the client’s best interest
We understand that preparing a will or other family legal issues can be difficult. At Love Family Lawyers, we will always act in your best interest and do everything we can to help you resolve your case quickly and efficiently.
Our lawyers will give you transparent and compassionate legal advice so you can make the best decisions for you and your family. Getting to an amicable resolution is what we strive for all of our clients.
This document does not survive your death, as upon your death your Will is the document that deals with your Estate and the Attorney no longer has your authority to take any further action on your behalf (if the same person is your Attorney and the Executor of your Will, then his or her position changes at your death from Attorney to Executor).