Wills and Estate Lawyers Brisbane, Queensland.
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Planning for the future and ensuring your loved ones are taken care of is of utmost importance.
At CG Legal Group our expert Wills and Estate Lawyers Brisbane can assist you in all matters regarding will and estate planning. We can help you manage a deceased estate.
Comprehensive Wills & Estates Services
Let us provide you the best succession law outcome by:
Providing you with a comprehensive individualised Will
Interpreting an existing Will, including where the Will is deemed invalid or contested
Dealing with situations where no Will exists
Administering the estate through directing Executors and Trustees
Distributing assets and liabilities
Conducting mediation and negotiation
We can also provide you with:
A General Power of Attorney
An Enduring Power of Attorney
An Advance Health Directive
Wills and Estate Lawyers Brisbane, QLD
About A Will Lawyer in Queensland
We offer legal advice in various fields of law. With the increasing complexity of legal issues in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, many law firms today focus on a limited range of practice areas. This can leave clients in a challenging position when they encounter legal matters that fall outside the scope of the law firm’s expertise.
Our team of Wills and Estate lawyers Brisbane brings extensive experience to the table, covering wills and estate planning, as well as estate administration. This comprehensive wills and estate planning service is designed to benefit both you and your family.
Our Brisbane estate lawyer are well-versed in various aspects of wills and estates, including property division and sale, contesting specific will provisions, will preparation, executor legal guidance, advice on life insurance collection, and other specialised services within the realm of wills and estate law.
Comprehensive Estate Plan in Brisbane
Estate planning is the process of organizing the management and distribution of an individual’s assets in the event of their passing or incapacitation. It’s important to note that estate planning is not solely reserved for the affluent or those with extensive assets. Whether you possess a significant or modest fortune in Queensland, your estate holds value for your loved ones.
Effective estate planning in Brisbane serves to safeguard your assets and interests for future generations, including your descendants or the charitable organisations you may wish to support. While discussing one’s own mortality might be uncomfortable, estate planning ultimately ensures that your wealth and legacy are passed on to those who matter most to you.
If you’re considering creating a will or developing a comprehensive estate plan, we encourage you to reach out to CG Legal Group. Our compassionate and proficient estate planning lawyers are eager to guide you through the available options.
How We Can Help
Our experienced team of Wills and Estate lawyers Brisbane is here to guide you through the process of creating a comprehensive estate plan that reflects your unique wishes and safeguards your assets for generations to come.
Wills and Estate Lawyers Brisbane: Your Trusted Legal Partners
When it comes to matters related to wills, estates, and asset protection, our team of experienced estate lawyers is here to guide you. We specialise in estates law and offer comprehensive services to ensure that your assets are protected and distributed according to your wishes.
Our Wills and Estate Lawyers Brisbane have a deep understanding of the legal complexities surrounding wills and estates. Whether you’re looking to draft a will, plan your estate, or need assistance with asset protection strategies, our legal experts are well-versed in the laws governing these areas. We serve clients throughout Brisbane, QLD, providing tailored legal advice to meet their specific needs.
Brisbane's Expertise in Enduring Power of Attorney Services
A power of attorney is a legal instrument that designates an individual of your choice to act legally on your behalf in matters related to legal, property, and financial affairs. An enduring power of attorney retains its validity even if you were to experience mental incapacitation.
At CG Legal Group, we acknowledge that selecting an attorney is a highly personal decision, and we can offer advice on available options, underscoring the importance of a trustworthy and capable attorney
Expert Brisbane Wills Services
A will is a legal document that outlines your preferences for the distribution of your assets upon your passing. It ranks among the most critical legal documents you will ever sign.
At CG Legal Group, we specialise in helping our Brisbane clients draft meticulously crafted and properly executed wills. Our commitment lies in ensuring that your will articulates your desires clearly and concisely. Whether your estate is extensive or modest, intricate or straightforward, our legal experts at CG Legal Group provide you with peace of mind by guaranteeing that the allocation of your assets aligns with your final wishes. We offer guidance on specialist wills, family law, and expert will drafting.
Expert Estate Administration in Brisbane
Estate administration encompasses the handling, gathering, and allocation of a deceased person’s assets and obligations. If you have been appointed as an executor, we can guide you in obtaining a grant of probate from the Supreme Court of Queensland and oversee other necessary court proceedings to safeguard the validity of your will.
Our services extend to asset and liability identification, the distribution of the estate to beneficiaries, and the ultimate closure of the estate via general administration. We adhere to professional standards legislation, covering the management of estate planning documents, estate administration, estate litigation, and resolution of estate disputes. For a highly experienced estate planning lawyer well-versed in Queensland law, choose CG Legal Group.
Frequently Asked Questions About Our Wills and Estate Law Services
In essence, a valid will serves as the vehicle for articulating your posthumous property distribution wishes. In addition, wills can encompass various other aspects, such as specifying guardians for minor children, creating tax-efficient legal structures for the benefit of your loved ones, and expressing preferences regarding your funeral and remains.
Requirements for a legally valid will For a will to meet the criteria of being “valid,” it must be a written document signed by you (referred to as the “testator”) or signed by another individual over the age of 18 in your presence and at your direction. Your signature on the will or your acknowledgment of it must occur in the presence of two or more witnesses simultaneously.
You must possess the legal capacity to execute the will. You should be aware of the content of your will and in agreement with those contents. Capacity You must be at least 18 years old when you sign the will. However, if you are below 18, you may seek court authorization to execute your will. You must possess the mental capacity to understand how your will functions.
Understanding and Approval You must intend for the document to represent your final will. You must comprehend how the will handles your property. You should provide instructions for the will to be prepared in the manner it was at the time of your signing.
No, will registration is not required.
Unlike certain countries, there is no obligation to register your will in Australia, and no designated registration authority. Nevertheless, it is a prudent practice to consider keeping the original will with the solicitor who assisted in drafting it, while also providing copies to the named executors in your will.
If you pass away without having made a will, the distribution of your assets and the appointment of your estate’s representative will be dictated by state laws. This is known as dying intestate.
Dying intestate can often lead to heightened stress, increased expenses, and delays for your loved ones. They will be faced with additional requirements to gain administrative control over your estate, including the need to obtain various birth, death, marriage, and divorce certificates, whether originating from Australia or abroad. These certificates may require formal translation, could be challenging to locate, and significant delays can result when dealing with foreign registries.
For these reasons, we strongly recommend reaching out to our will drafting solicitors today for a no-obligation discussion.
Should you pass away without a will, your family will be required to apply for Letters of Administration. More information about these applications is available here.
A power of attorney grants legal authority to an individual to act on your behalf. In situations where you are unable to make decisions for yourself, such as due to injury or illness, it becomes crucial to transfer the power of attorney to a trusted individual. The person designating someone to act as their power of attorney is referred to as the principal, while the appointed individual is known as the agent.
Deciding to designate power of attorney can be a significant and sometimes challenging choice, but CG Legal Group is here to provide guidance and support throughout this process.