Rockhampton Estates Lawyers – Wills and Estates Litigation
RK Law, provide 24-hour emergency legal advice to anyone between Rockhampton, Yeppoon, Blackwater, Gladstone and Brisbane at no extra cost. We can assist you or a loved one who needs to make or change a will, a power of attorney or wanting to deal with an estate.
Fixed Fee – Wills & Estate Planning
- Testamentary Trusts
- Enduring Power of Attorney (“EPOA”)
- House Calls & Hospital Visits to Make a Will or EPOA
Fixed Fee – Probate & Administration
- Estate Administration
- Letters of Administration on Intestacy
- Advising Executors
- Administering a Deceased Estate
- Acting as Executors, Administrators or Trustees
- Guardianship & Administration Applications
Fixed Fee – Will/Estate Disputes & Litigation
- Contesting a Will
- Defending a Will
- Claiming Further Provision from an Estate
- Defending a Claim for Further Provision
– FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT WILLS –
If I die won’t everything just go to my husband/wife or partner?
- This is not always the case, if you die without a will you are found to be intestate.
- The Queensland intestacy laws have a formula for the distribution of assets from deceased estates where people have died without a valid will.
- This distribution can include children, as well as spouses.
- By making a will now, you can prevent considerable confusion in the future.
I don’t have any assets does that mean I don’t need to make a Will?
- The Queensland intestacy laws require all deceased estates to be properly administered.
- Even if you think your estate is not worth a lot, it is still important you make a will.
- Your estate might be worth more than you think
- Most people have personal possessions and superannuation.
- The superannuation may form part of their estate and by law this requires distribution.
- Additionally, when people die accidentally there may be substantial sums of money from insurance payouts that form part of their estate.
- Everyone over the age of 18 needs a valid Will that outlines how they would like their estate distributed.
Can I write my own Will using a kit or a note about what I want to happen?
- Be cautious if you are using a ‘Do It Yourself’ will kits. You may not prepare your will accurately or have it witnessed correctly.
- This can result in a will being challenged in court due to confusion about your wishes.
- While leaving behind a note or homemade will might outline what you’d prefer to happen, this type of document may not be legally recognised.
- The costs to prove this document as your last will may be substantially greater than usual.
- Why risk dying without a valid will – call Rockhampton Estates Lawyers RK Law now.
If I am not around, it won’t matter?
- By taking the time to make a will (usually no more than an hour) you can save your next of kin uncertainty and stress. Why wait? call Rockhampton Estates Lawyers RK Law now.
- You will also save on the extra legal costs that can potentially be involved to finalise an estate where a person has died without a will.
Is it expensive to make a Will?
- RK Law can make your Will for a fixed fee – so there is no “Bill Shock”.
- Additionally, if you die without a will there may be extra-legal and administration costs to finalise your affairs.
Do Wills need updating?
- Life events such as divorce, the birth of a child, marriage, entering a defacto relationship, death of a spouse or partner, or death of a beneficiary, can all impact your will.
- A will should be a part of your life’s journey, it needs updating as your life changes.
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