Wills & Estates

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We act in the following matters:

  • Obtaining Probate and property transmission applications
  • Assisting and acting for trustees and/or executors
  • Preparing Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Succession Planning
  • Advising on challenges to wills and estate disputes
  • Intestacy law
  • Family Provision Applications

 

Wills

 

If you are considering making or reviewing your will, here are some matters to consider:

The object of making a will is to avoid a dispute over your estate. In the past most wills were left unchallenged as there was not much money at stake. This is no longer the case; not only is there more money around but people have more interesting lives. 

First, speak to a lawyer to discuss your own position. This can be a quick and simple discussion. In other cases, especially those involving second families and/or adult children with difficulties themselves, it is not so simple and you may need to take some difficult decisions. Drawing up the will is often the easy part.

Disputes

Families often do not agree. Now that there is more money at stake you can end up in court very easily. You should speak with a lawyer before any negotiation or discussion if you think there is going to be trouble.

Paul Brennan from Brennans solicitors. In this interview, Paul talks about The Ten Commandments of Will Disputes.

Click here for an interview of Paul Brennan by Phil Dobbie for the CBS Network

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Click here to see Paul Brennan on the Kerri-Anne Kennerly on Channel 9's "The Morning Show" talking about the problems facing the baby boomers with regard to estates and wills.

 

Paul Brennan TEP is a full member of Step – a well-regarded international organisation with a vision to be the pre-eminent worldwide professional association for those advising families across generations. Paul’s particular interest is will/estate disputes.

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Brennans Solicitors

Address: K1 Building, 16 Innovation Parkway Kawana Queensland 4575
Postal Address: PO Box 27 Mooloolaba QLD 4557
phone: +61 7 5438 8199 fax: +61 7 5438 8836
email: info@brennanlaw.com.au
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