Estate Law

Estate Law

Planning what will happen to your property and assets after you die can be a very stressful and confusing time for all involved. You deserve prompt, professional assistance and peace of mind that your estate will be dealt with appropriately. At Madsen Law, we offer estate planning to Logan and South Brisbane locals who want to ensure that their property will go to the people and/or organisation/s of their choosing.

We offer an affordable, cost-effective service that will not only give you peace of mind, but may help avoid costly legal disputes for your loved ones after you pass. We take the time to listen carefully to your wishes, ideas and needs, and we prepare wills and estates in a timely manner for all our clients.

We have more to offer as your wills and estates lawyers.

Wills and Contesting Wills

Whatever your assets, modest or great, self-made or inherited, you owe it to your family to put your affairs in good order for the sake of your loved one. At Madsen Law, we offer compassionate, professional advice and assistance on creating, changing or challenging a will for Brisbane South clients.

To get a Will written will cost a remarkably small fee. However should you die without a valid Will it may cost the surviving family thousands of dollars in Solicitor’s fees and much time to obtain the inheritance you wished for them to receive. If you do not leave a valid Will the impact on your family could be grave if not dire, as your estate would be governed by Intestacy rules.

Let us give you and your loved ones peace of mind; we have drafted several Brisbane and Gold Coast wills, and can offer you a wealth of experience and resources to ensure you get a correctly drafted will, prepared on time, for an affordable fee.

Having laboured hard to acquire your wealth, reputation and influence, careful planning is required to transfer these tangible and intangible assets to succeeding generations, and to avoid the spectre of a legal challenge being made against your Will. On the other hand, if you believe you need to do so, we can assist with challenging a will that has not been made in your favour.

A Will ensures that your wishes will be put into effect. A Will ensures your estate passed on as you intended and your family’s future secured as planned. You can also take steps to minimise the impact of tax on the next generation.

Let us take the stress out of writing a Will and safeguarding your Will. We will provide you with the bound copy of your Will with an Executor’s Dossier attached for all your details to be included for the Executor’s ease.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Drafting Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Drafting Testamentary Trusts
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Intra-family loan agreements
  • Challenging unfair Wills or Contesting a Will

Probate and Administration

Probate is the formal proof of the last Will of a deceased person. To obtain a grant of Probate from the Supreme Court, there are many formal steps that need to be taken. We have a great deal of experience in assisting clients during these difficult times in their lives and we can administer the estate of your family member in a caring, trouble free, sympathetic manner. Our solicitors are able to deal with the probate efficiently and quickly thus unburdening you of these rigorous legal tasks.

Executor’s Duties

If you have been appointed as Executor of an estate or you are the relative of someone who died without a Will (or a valid Will), we can assist you by explaining your legal duties and the options you have with respect to the administration of the estate. It can be a difficult process in a time of grief and you may be surprised at the small cost to have a lawyer remove the pressure from you and make it easy.

Contact us now for more info.