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         Experienced Professionals in Wills and Estates

What will happen to me if I am unable or incapable of making my own decisions?

What will happen to my assets and belongings when I die?

These questions can sometimes be confronting but need to be addressed before they occur so your loved ones can properly look after you and be guided by your wishes.

Freeman Lawyers has dedicated professionals in the areas of estate administration. We do wills and estate administration on a daily basis.

The firm regularly and successfully represents clients in the following areas:

  • Will
  • Testamentary trust will
  • Probate and letters of administration
  • Estate administration
  • Inheritance problems
  • Contesting a will
  • Family provision applications
  • Enduring power of attorney
  • Advance health directive

Whether it is preparing an enduring power of attorney, a simple will or administration of a complex estate, we will guide you along each step of the process. You can be sure that we will work closely with you to achieve results in the quickest possible time.

Should you require a will or enduring power of attorney to be prepared urgently, we are more than happy to assist.

Enduring Power of Attorney

An enduring power of attorney is a document that allows someone nominated by you to do things on your behalf when you are unable to do so yourself.

The importance of an enduring power of attorney is that we never know what is around the corner so if one day it is considered that you are not in a position to understand, ill or not capable, a person appointed by you will be able to make decisions for you regarding your financial affairs and personal and health matters.

Will & Testamentary Trust Will

A will is an important document that ensures your assets and belongings are distributed after your death in accordance with your wishes.

If your will is not properly prepared it not only causes extra headaches for your executor but increases the cost of the administration of your estate thereby leaving less for your beneficiaries.

Having your will prepared by a qualified solicitor is a simple process. Once done you can have peace of mind knowing that when the day does come you have attended to everything to make it as easy as possible on your family and loved ones.

Estate Administration

This is a very difficult period and an emotional one for most concerned. If you have been appointed as an executor we recommend you call us initially to get simple advice on what your responsibilities and obligations are. The foremost important matter at this time is to support family members and friends with the loss and to make funeral arrangements.

Normally the time you would make an appointment to see us is once the Death Certificate has issued with particulars of the deceased’s assets and liabilities. At this time we can advise the direction and timeframes involved in estate administration.

Freeman Lawyers handles all areas of estate administration. We provide advice and court representation in the following areas:

  • Advice in relation to the terms of the will;
  • Applying for grant of Probate with the will;
  • Applying for Letters of Administration if deceased died without a valid will;
  • Applying for Letters of Administration with a substitute executor or beneficiaries. This would occur for example if a husband left an estate to his wife but if she died then to their children. However after the will was signed the husband and wife divorced and never updated their wills;
  • Applying for Probate on only a photocopy of a will if the original will has been lost or destroyed;
  • Transferring real property to executor as personal representative, surviving partner or directly to the beneficiaries;
  • Collecting and realising all assets of the deceased such as bank accounts, shares, superannuation and investments;
  • Attending to payment of deceased’s liabilities from estate funds;
  • Distribution of the proceeds of the estate to the beneficiaries in accordance with the will.

The administration of an estate involves not only collecting and distributing the assets of the decease but may involve other issues such as income tax, capital gains tax, property law and family maintenance claims.

We are able to look after your estate administration in an efficient, professional and timely manner.

 
Freeman Lawyers legal services, Brisbane
 
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administration on
a daily basis and
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administration in
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