ESTATE PLANNING AND WILLS

CARINA

We can provide expert advice and assistance in the preparation and administration of Wills and Estate matters.

We understand and respect that thinking about the day that you pass is both a difficult and sensitive matter that we commonly put off. However, it is important that when that day does come that we have all our affairs in order and all our ducks in a row, otherwise you may find your estate being dealt with in a way that you may disagree with. At CNG Law we are able to assist you with successfully planning a concise way in which these matters are handled, the way you want and deserve. We provide professional and expert advice in the following:

  • Preparing your Will

  • Preparing your Power of Attorney

  • Preparing Advance Health Directives

In the event that you have been appointed as an executor and are seeking assistance and advice, we are here to help with the following matters:

  • Estate Administration;

  • Estate Litigation

  • Family Provision Applications

Estate Planning Carina

At CNG Law we are rich with knowledge and experience in all aspects of Estate Planning and Wills which is why if you are the beneficiary of an estate or have not been included and wish to obtain advice we are here to assist. We have a comprehensive understanding of just how important these matters are when that time comes as well as the repercussions that can occur if a structured and clear plan has not been created. A properly constructed Will prevents unwanted difficulties and conflict while allowing you to have your deserved say in how your estate is looked after, once you have passed. Although a Will is not required by law it is highly recommended, as if you do pass without one you are said to have died ‘intestate’. This means that your estate will be handled in accordance to the Succession Act 1981 (QLD) and your property will be dealt with within the provisions of this legislation and may be in a way that was not intended by you. At CNG Law Carina, we will work with you in creating your succession planning which includes the preparation of you Will, Power of Attorney, Advance Health Directives and Binding Death Nominations. We can encapsulate many, if not all, of your wishes within these documents examples of which are:

  • Who is appointed guardian for your infant children

  • Directions for your funeral (including cremation or burial wishes)

  • Appointment of Executors - being the person who, upon your passing, you choose to entrust to manage your estate according to your wishes

 

Being appointed the Executor of a Will comes with a range of duties and responsibilities which we are able to provide advice and assistance to allow optimal execution. These obligations include:

  • Following Funeral directions and arranging the funeral

  • Bringing in the assets of the Estate (this can involve dealing with banks, land registries, share registries and other authorities

  • Paying debts of the deceased

  • Distributing the Estate to those entitled under the Will, or in accordance with Intestacy Rules

 

At CNG Law we appreciate and respect how difficult discussing these matters can be, we also realise the importance of having a succession plan in place. We approach each and every situation with compassion and understanding providing advice that would best suit you when the time comes. Conveniently located in Carina, Queensland, if you have an enquiry or seeking legal advice regarding anything related to Estate Planning and Will Law, please do not hesitate to contact our CNG Carina team today to make an appointment.