Wills, Deceased Estates & Powers
BRISBANE FAMILY LAWYERS & ESTATE
Making of a Legal Will:
What do you you need to consider even in the
context of a straight forward simple Will?
Why have a legally prepared Will?
Consider who will be your trustees/executors. You should
appoint two (or one and another person in default) and they must be adults. It is a
good idea to appoint persons who are not too advanced in age.
Decide how you want to distribute your property on your death.
If you have a spouse and children that usually means both of you leave all of your estate
to each other and in the event of both of you predeceasing your children then your children
Make arrangements for your children by the appointment of a
Without a Will you will die
"intestate". This means that your assets will be distributed according to rigid formulae set
out in government legislation. If your Will is not properly drafted or correctly signed it
may be ineffective and cause your family even more financial and emotional distress.
If you have a Will, when should you review
You should review your Will regularly, at least every three years, and particularly when
circumstances change such as marriage, separation, divorce, on the birth of children or
grandchildren, death of a beneficiary or executor.
We can put your mind at ease when it
comes to the drawing up of your Will.
POWERS OF ATTORNEY & ENDURING POWERS OF
Enduring Powers of Attorney or Advanced Health Directives are just
as important as having a Will. Visit our Enduring Powers of Attorney and Advanced Health Directives page
to read more.
We also offer professional advice and services for administration of deceased
We have fixed fees for simple Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney.
Contact us for further information
on (07) 3804 3244