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8/18 Township Drive, West Burleigh

Wills, Probate & Estate Planning Law

The two inevitable things in life are death and taxes. Planning for your family’s future after your death is an important task. If you take the time now to make an effective legally binding Will you can save your family not only stress but money in what will undoubtedly be a difficult time for them. Reaburn Solicitors can:

  • Advise you in regard to Estate and Probate laws
  • Write a Will that maximises the inheritance for your family
  • Establish Family and Testamentary Trusts
  • Advise you in relation to your choice of Executors and Guardians
  • Minimise the chance that your Will is contested and subject to expensive litigation
  • Safely store your Will and other important legal documents at no charge to you

At Reaburn Solicitors we understand that dealing with a deceased Estate is one of the most difficult challenges in life. From dealing with mountains of paper work to understanding the legal jargon and handling the simmering family disputes, they are the last things you want to deal with when you are grieving over the loss of someone important in your life. So, let us help you by:

  • Interpreting the Will of the deceased as provided by the relevant laws
  • Advising Executors and Trustees in regard to their duties and rights
  • Informing government bodies including Centrelink and Veterans Affairs
  • Applying for Probate of the Will in the Supreme Court
  • Dealing with intestacy (that is the situation where there is no Will)
  • Applying for Letters of Administration (if the Will is invalid or is lost
  • Identifying Estate assets and liabilities
  • Obtaining valuations of Estate property
  • Collecting Estate financial assets including superannuation, bank funds, shares, outstanding loans and insurance payouts
  • Selling or transferring Estate property including organising Estate auctions
  • Paying Estate debts including Mortgages, funeral costs, and Testamentary expenses
  • Advising in regard to Testamentary Trusts
  • Administering trust funds
  • Distributing bequests and inheritances to Beneficiaries
  • Organising information for Estate tax returns
  • Family mediation and negotiation
  • Contesting Wills and defending Estate litigation in the Supreme Court

Contact us to arrange an appointment with Mark Reaburn or Kristy Collins.