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What Can We Help You With?

Our experienced lawyers for wills and estates in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast can 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

 

Common Funeral Questions- Click here.

More on Estate Disputes and Contesting a Will 

 

See Also:

What can beneficiaries do when executors are misbehaving?

Contesting Wills 

Testamentary Capacity- Contesting Wills 

Before Death: Helping the Executor to your Will 

Left Out of a Will? Family Provision Application Explained

Five Considerations when selecting an Executor 

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 legal advice for wills and estates to ensure you obtain the most appropriate estate planning and protection for you and your family.

We understand the complexities of family relationships and business structures, deal sensitively with each client’s concerns and make a point of ensuring all of our client's expectations are met.

 


Why are Wills Important?

Wills are important legal documents which 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?

Having a will is essential. If you pass away without a Will, what is called the law of intestacy will take effect. This law means that your loved ones will not be allocated property in the way you had perhaps had in mind. Preparing 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 legally recognised. That is why you should have an experienced wills and estates lawyer prepare your will. 

Five Considerations when selecting an Executor 

 

Will Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’S)

 

Legal Q & A (click for audio) -  Wanting to leave a child out of will, worried about estate money used fighting it
Legal Q & A (click for audio) - Thoughts on the Public Trustee doing my will? 

Legal Q & A (click for audio) - I have been appointed an executor to a Will, what happens now? 

Bennett Carroll Solicitors are located in Brisbane (Upper Mount Gravatt and Stafford), the Sunshine Coast (Kawana) and the Gold Coast (Robina and Mermaid Beach). Our wills and estates lawyers are available to assist you with your will and estate planning needs now. To talk to a lawyer near you, please contact Bennett Carroll Solicitors today