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Who are we?

Established in 1974, Bennett Carroll Solicitors is well known as one of the largest law firms outside of the Brisbane CBD. Our well- balanced practice has experience in many areas of speciality including Wills & Estates, Commercial Law, Conveyancing, Family Law and Litigation.

We dedicate ourselves to quality work in these diverse areas and make a point of being accessible to our clients.


What Can We Help You With?

Preparation of Wills     

Advance Health Directives

Powers of Attorney

Probate Administration of Estates         

Retirement Village Documentation

Guardianship and Administration

Estate Planning

Family Trusts   

Testamentary Trusts

Estate Disputes

Contesting a Will

Tribunal Matters

More on Estate Disputes and Contesting a Will Here

With law firms located in Brisbane (Upper Mount Gravatt and Stafford), the Sunshine Coast (Kawana) and the Gold Coast (Robina and Mermaid Beach) - our experienced solicitors are available to assist you with your will and estate matters now. To talk to a lawyer near you, please contact us today. 

 


Wills, Estates and Power of Attorney

For more than 45 years Bennett Carroll have been offering professional and practical advice to ensure that you obtain the most appropriate planning and protection for you and your family.

We understand the multiplicity of family relationships and complex business structures, and therefore are able to deal sensitively with client's concerns. We make a point of ensuring all of our client's expectations are met.

 


Why are Wills Important?

These legal documents are important as they protect your interests in the event that you lose the ability to make your own decisions and when you pass away. They ensure that your wishes are fulfilled both for yourself (in the case of a Power of Attorney and for an Advanced Health Directive) and for your loved ones - in the instance where you pass away.

                                 

   Why Do I Need a Will?

 

 

A Will is a legal document which ensures your assets are distributed according to your wishes after you die.Your Will can cover all your assets such as your home, land, car, shares, bank accounts, insurance policies and personal items such as jewellery and family photographs. Essentially, through your Will, you can give to anyone anything that you own.

 
 

 

What happens if you do not have a will?

It is essential to have a Will. If you pass away without a Will, what is called the law of intestacy will take affect. This law means that you loved ones will not be allocated property in the way you had perhaps had in mind. Preparation of a Will is quite a simple process. However, if it is not prepared correctly it will not be valid and it will therefore not be recognised.

That is why you should have a Solicitor prepare your Will.

 

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Will Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’S)

  • Why do I need a Will?     
  • What is a Power of Attorney?
  • What if person dies with no Will?       
  • Why do I need an EPOA?
  • Is my current Will valid?         
  • Who can be my attorney?
  • Why can’t the Public Trustee prepare my Will?
  • Why can’t the Public Trustee prepare my EPOA?
  • Who is an Executor?   
  • How does an Enduring Power Of Attorney differ from a General Power Of Attorney?
  • Who are beneficiaries?
  • Do you need to register the Enduring Power Of Attorney?
  • How can I avoid a challenge to my Will?        
  • How do you revoke your Enduring Power Of Attorney?
  • Can you Omit someone from your will?         
  • What is a Health Directive?
  • What about funeral arrangement requests?  

Legal Q & A (click for audio) -  Wanting to leave a child out of will, worried about estate money used fighting it
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Legal Q & A (click for audio) - I have been appointed an executor to a Will, what happens now? 

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With law firms located in Brisbane (Upper Mount Gravatt and Stafford), the Sunshine Coast (Kawana) and the Gold Coast (Robina and Mermaid Beach) - our experienced solicitors are available to assist you with your will and estate matters now. To talk to a lawyer near you, please contact us today. 

 

 

We can help with:

  • Preparation of Wills
  • Testamentary Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Probate Administration of Estates
  • Court Applications to prove improperly witnessed or defective wills
  • Claims against Estates
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Trusts
  • Retirement Village Documentation
  • Guardianship and Administration
  • Tribunal Matters

 

With law firms located in Brisbane (Upper Mount Gravatt and Stafford), the Sunshine Coast (Kawana) and the Gold Coast (Robina and Mermaid Beach) - our experienced solicitors are available to assist you with your will and estate matters now. To talk to a lawyer near you, please contact us today.