Wills and Deceased Estates

WILLS & DECEASED ESTATE LAWYERS GOLD COAST

At RobertsLaw, we have the experience and staff who are ready and able to answer your queries with regards to Wills and Deceased Estates.

Our Wills and Estate services include:
  • Wills, Mutual Wills and Testamentary Trusts;
  • Estate Administration for executors;
  • Family Provision Claims;
  • Probate Actions;
  • Disputed Wills;
  • Supreme Court Applications;
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney; and
  • Deceased Estate Litigation.
It is essential that all people over the age of 18 years have an up to date Will and Power of Attorney.

These are two of the most important documents you will ever produce. If you die without a Will or your Will is outdated, it can cost your loved ones many thousands of dollars in legal fees, and time spent in court, trying to administer your estate as you intended.

If you were suddenly unable to make important decisions for yourself, who would make these decisions for you? Decisions like where you will live, how and when to spend your money and the type of medical care you should receive. Do you ever think about what would happen should you find yourself unable to make these decisions? This is when having an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) in place becomes invaluable.

Your Will & EPA, and the management of your Estate must be handled with the appropriate care and expertise. You need a team you know you can trust. At RobertsLaw, we have been practicing in the area of Wills and Estates on the Gold Coast for over 30 years. If it has been five or more years since your Will or Enduring Power of Attorney was made, or you have recently separated, married, had a child/ren, bought or sold property or changed your name, you should contact us as a priority on (07) 5530 5700 for a Will and EPA review.

Your Will

Your Will sets out how you want your possessions to be distributed when you die. Wills allow you to provide for the people you love, leave specific items to specific individuals, make your funeral wishes known, make gifts to charity and appoint someone that you trust to oversee these instructions. Making and keeping an up to date Will, even if you do not own a lot of property or hold assets of significant value, removes any doubt as to your intentions for your estate once you have passed.

Enduring Power of Attorney

If you are ever unable to manage your own affairs, it may be too late to make your wishes known to those around you. The best way to provide yourself and your loved ones with peace of mind is to legally appoint someone now to manage your financial and personal/health matters, should you lose the ability to do so. You can do this by making an Enduring Power of Attorney.

What is an Enduring Power of Attorney?

An Enduring Power of Attorney  (EPA) allows you to give your Attorney the power to make financial decisions and also personal and/or health decisions for you, in the event that you are unable to make these decisions for yourself.

An EPA allows you to set out what actions your attorney/s can perform on your behalf. You can even nominate one or more attorneys and stipulate when their power will begin. You can give your Attorney/s the authority to make any decision that you could legally make yourself or limit their power if you choose to do so.