Estate Planning Brisbane – Making a Will in Queensland

Estate Planning Brisbane

Spranklin McCartney Lawyers have been providing advice upon making a will in Queensland and estate planning for in excess of 40 years.

It is important for everybody to have a will to ensure their estates are dealt with in accordance with their wishes.  From our experience, the majority of deceased estates in Queensland are governed by a will of the deceased.

The benefits of making a will in Queensland include the knowledge that your family and friends will have a direction as to how to deal with your estate.

The result of not making a will in Queensland will result in you dying intestate.  This means, that you have died without having made a will (or a valid will).

Should you die intestate, your family and friends will have to decide who should be the best person to act as an Administrator.  Once this has been determined, the Administrator must then ensure your estate is dealt with in accordance with the Succession Act 1981.

As a consequence of your estate being administered in accordance with the Succession Act, your loved ones and family may not be provided for as you would have wished.

By making a will in Queensland, you may also save your estate unnecessary legal fees that may be incurred as a result of having to appoint an Administrator of the estate.

It is important that, once you have made a will in Queensland, you regularly review the will to ensure it reflects your wishes.  Spranklin McCartney Lawyers recommend you review your will at least every 3 years, or upon the happening of any of the following events:

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  • Marriage;
  • Divorce or separation;
  • Birth of a child (or additional children)
  • Birth of a grandchild;
  • Death of your executor, beneficiary or other person named in your Will; and/or
  • Change in your financial circumstances.

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Estate Planning Package

 

At Spranklin McCartney Lawyers, we can provide advice upon all aspects of making a will in Queensland and your Estate Planning.

As part of any estate planning package, we can provide advice upon:

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  • Structuring your Will – including Testamentary Trusts and Appointing guardians for minors;
  • your Enduring Power of Attorney;
  • Advance Health Directive;
  • preparation of an Advanced Health Directive;
  • implication of Binding Death Nominations; and

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Should you require more information of services related to making a Will in Queensland or Estate planning in Queensland, please feel free to contact our office to make an appointment to speak with one of our solicitors.  For more information on how we can assist you please contact our office.

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