Wills & Estates

 

P.D.

Jodie was professional and supportive during the worst life event (death of Mum and family dispute). The slogan ‘partnering with you’ is exactly what Jodie has done. I will be forever grateful.

Our GKS Law team can assist you in all aspects of Wills & Estates Law

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Wills

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Complex Estate Planning

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Enduring Power of Attorney

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Advance Health Directives

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Capacity questions and appointment of Administrators

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Estate Administration and Probate Applications

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Family property transfers

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Challenging a Will

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Estate Litigation

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Elder law advice

What is the importance of a Will?

Everybody over the age of 18 should have a Will.

It’s the only legally binding document that will determine who will look after your assets after you pass and the way your estate is distributed.

If you don’t have a Will, then the law will decide who will take control of your estate and how that estate will be divided.

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Allow us to make this process stress free.

Preparing a Will is one of those tasks that we often put off but having a will is the only way to have peace of mind about how your estate will be distributed. Your wishes and your estate are not the same as anyone else’s.

At GKS Law, our team of specialist wills and estate lawyers help clients just like you with:

  • Constructing an effective Will
  • Estate planning
  • Offering advice on the legal and practical implications of your wishes. To ensure that your will reflects your wishes, our team will meet with you taking the time necessary to gain a thorough understanding of all the relevant details. After gaining the necessary understanding of your assets, your family, the needs and abilities of your intended beneficiaries, taxation issues and the way that you want your property left, we can create an estate plan that incorporates all the necessary pieces, which may include:
  • Wills
  • Testamentary Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney (personal/health care and financial care)
  • Advance Health Directives

At GKS Law, we appreciate that ….

Like your Will, making a power of attorney for your personal or financial matters is rarely something people like to consider in their day to day lives.

However, having a valid power of attorney is the only way to have your affairs looked after if you are incapacitated or incapable of making your own decisions.

If you don’t have a power of attorney in place you are leaving your care and finances up to chance. Even if you have a spouse, they cannot automatically step in and make decisions on your behalf. Think of it like an insurance policy – put it in place and hope that you never need it but have peace of mind in knowing that you will be looked after if the unforeseen happens.

Our experienced Wills and Estate Lawyers can assist you with making the correct form of power of attorney and guide you through the process to ensure you are protected well into the future.

Providing peace of mind during such a difficult time

An experienced estates lawyer is essential to ensure timely and efficient administration of any estate, whether or not the deceased left a Will.

Jodie Anderson-Bell and her team are experienced in assisting executors in probate and estate administration matters and will work with you to make certain that your loved one’s assets are administered and distributed properly.

Contact our office to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your estate administration or probate matter.

It is important to note that even if the original will is held with another law firm you as executor can choose who you would like to assist you through this difficult process.

When Mum and Dad passed away, I didn't really know what to do. They had a Solicitor in Aspley and I met some of the Staff. Megumi Hara and her colleagues at GKS Law, looked after everything. I didn't have to go far to their new office at Redcliffe which was a bonus, too. Thanks GKS for your efficiency and to my friend Megumi, who made everything easier.

Vikki Belling Avatar Vikki Belling
25/12/2022

We engaged GKS LAW recently regarding two matters for properties the communication (special mention to Rachel & Fiona) is fast and reliable always available for consulting or questions made our process so much smoother from beginning to end we will be using this service for all legal matters moving forward- amazing service all round.

Total Vision Plumbing Pty Ltd Avatar Total Vision Plumbing Pty Ltd
25/04/2023

Rachel and Avril assisted us with conveyancing for both the sale and purchase of our homes. They were everything we expected of a professional service. It was however on the day of settlement when things beyond our control started to go wrong that we really knew just how fabulous Rachel was! She worked tirelessly to protect us, communicated clearly and patiently and guided us skilfully through a very stressful time. In that moment we could really see the value of a local professional who is easy to reach and deal with when things are time critical. We would highly recommend working with Rachel at GKS Law for your conveyancing needs.

Amanda Boniface Avatar Amanda Boniface
04/10/2023