For nearly 150 years, Walker Pender’s Will Lawyers has been a cornerstone in the Ipswich and Springfield community, offering unparalleled expertise in estate planning and will creation. When it comes to making these important life decisions, we’re here to assist you with every aspect, bringing both competence and reliability to the table.
At Walker Pender, we understand the significance of planning for the future, and our team of legal professionals has years of experience to guide you through this process. We don’t just draft documents; we offer peace of mind. By choosing us, you ensure that every detail of your will is handled with the utmost care and precision.
Don’t wait until it’s too late; plan for today’s future with our Ipswich and Springfield lawyers specializing in wills. We’re dedicated to helping you provide a secure future for your loved ones, which is undoubtedly one of the greatest gifts you can leave behind.
Why do your wills with Walker Pender?
Wills and Estates
Services Offered by Walker Pender’s Will Lawyers
Our professional will writing service helps you articulate your wishes in a legally binding document. We assist in creating a comprehensive will that covers all aspects, including property, financial assets, personal possessions, and guardianship of minor children. Our team takes the time to understand your unique circumstances, ensuring your will reflects your true intentions and provides clarity for your loved ones. With our guidance, you can have peace of mind knowing that your final wishes will be honoured and your legacy preserved as you desire.
Estate planning involves structuring your affairs to minimize potential inheritance tax liabilities and ensure your estate is distributed according to your wishes. Our Wills experts in Springfield and Ipswich can advise you on the most efficient and effective ways to achieve this. We’ll help you navigate the complexities of estate planning, ensuring that your plan is tax-efficient and aligned with your long-term goals. Our comprehensive approach covers everything from trusts to business succession planning, offering a tailored solution to secure your future legacy.
Should you become incapacitated, it is crucial to have a trusted person to make decisions on your behalf. Our Ipswich and Springfield Wills legal professionals can assist in setting up Enduring Powers of Attorney for health and welfare and property and financial affairs. We provide expert advice on choosing the right individual for this responsibility and ensure that the document aligns with your personal preferences and legal requirements. We aim to give you confidence that your affairs will be managed according to your wishes, even if you cannot do so yourself.
Dealing with a loved one’s estate after death can be complex and daunting. Our probate lawyers aim to make this process less stressful by dealing with legal and tax issues on behalf of the executors. We provide comprehensive support, from valuing the estate to distributing assets and resolving legal complications. Our empathetic and meticulous approach ensures that the probate process is handled with care and respect for your loved one’s memory, providing you with the support you need during a difficult time.
In some cases, the validity of a will or the distribution of assets may become the subject of disputes. In estate litigation, our Wills Springfield team represents clients in disputes and works toward a fair resolution. We understand the sensitive nature of these disputes and approach each case with discretion and a focus on conflict resolution. Whether it involves challenging a will, addressing claims of undue influence, or managing disputes among beneficiaries, our experienced team is committed to protecting your interests and finding the most amicable solutions possible.
How to Make a Will
Compile a list of your assets, liabilities, and potential beneficiaries. Consider guardianship for children if applicable.
Drafting the Will
Write the will, either on your own or with professional help, ensuring it clearly states your wishes regarding asset distribution, guardianship, and executor appointment.
Making it Legally Binding
Sign the will in the presence of two witnesses who are not beneficiaries. Ensure the will complies with Queensland legal requirements.
Contesting a Will
Wills and Estate Planning
A will is a legal document that outlines a person’s wishes regarding the distribution of their property and assets after death. It can also specify the care of any minor children if applicable.
For a will to be legally binding, it usually needs to be written and signed by the person making the will (known as the testator) and witnessed by two or more individuals.
Understanding the will’s importance can help you and your family in the future. For it to be considered valid, it generally must meet the following criteria:
The person making the will, known as the testator, must be at least 18 years old.
The testator must have testamentary capacity, meaning they understand the nature and effect of creating a will, the extent of their estate, and the moral claims to which they ought to give effect.
The will must be made voluntarily and without undue influence or pressure from another party.
The will must be in writing, signed by the testator or by someone else in the presence of and at the testator’s direction, and witnessed by at least two people who must sign the will in the testator’s presence. Witnesses should not be beneficiaries under the will as this may cause the gift to the witness to be invalid.
The will should appoint one or more executors responsible for carrying out the wishes expressed in the will after the testator’s death.
The cost of writing a will with Wills Ipswich varies depending on the complexity of your circumstances and the specific services you require. Costs can vary from $400 – $1500. To get an accurate quote, it is best to contact us directly to discuss your needs.
Typically, the process can take about 2 weeks. If the matter is urgent, please let us know when you contact our office.
To create a will, you must provide details about your assets, such as property, financial accounts, and personal possessions.
Additionally, you will need to provide information about your beneficiaries, the people you want to inherit your assets, and any specific wishes regarding the distribution of your estate.
Yes, you can update your will after it has been created.
Regularly reviewing and updating your will is essential, especially after significant life events such as marriage, divorce, or childbirth.
Walker Pender Wills Ipswich can help you make the necessary changes to your will to ensure it remains up-to-date and valid.
If you die without a will in Queensland, Australia, your estate is considered “intestate.” This means the distribution of your assets will be determined according to the laws of intestacy as defined by the Queensland Government.
Without a will, you lose control over who inherits your assets, and it can also create legal complications for your loved ones. Furthermore, the process of settling an intestate estate can be time-consuming and costly.
This is why it’s highly recommended to have a legal and up-to-date will that clearly outlines your wishes.