Wills & Estates Lawyers
The Cameron Rogers and Co. Approach
A Will is one of the most important documents you will ever need in your life. At Cameron Rogers and Co. Solicitors, we can assist you in all areas of Wills and Estate Planning. Whether you are fighting fit or your health could be better, there is no better time than now to take care of your future. A Will is one of the most important documents you will ever sign, so we ensure it operates precisely in the manner you wish.
When you get in touch with us we ensure your matter is handled by the most experienced member of our team. We will get to know you and your needs and will help you determine your goals and guide you on how best to achieve your desired outcomes. We understand that everyone’s situation is unique and whether your will is simple or complex, we will be able to assist.
Once we’ve had our initial consultation and we’ve got to understand your needs and expectations, we expertly draft your documents. You can then be secure in the knowledge that your affairs are in order, exactly as you envision.
Preparing a Will
We will take the time to get to know you and your situation and together we will discuss a strategy so that your estate and affairs are planned out exactly as you would like.
When discussing the details of your will, we can simply explain the matters you should consider, such as:
- Appointing an Executor (this is the person who makes sure that the provisions of your Will are put into effect);
- Appointing a Guardian (this is the person who looks after your children and makes decisions concerning their future);
- Leaving specific items (such as your car, jewellery or furniture);
- Leaving money (to a friend, relative or a charity);
- How you require the balance of your estate left (to your partner, then to your children and what alternative exists if they do not survive you);
- Funeral arrangements (do you wish to be cremated or buried – not a pleasant thought but better for you to make the decision than leaving it to somebody else who might not be aware of your wishes).
To start the process it is as easy as calling us or filling out the inquiry form below.
Powers of Attorney
An Enduring Power of Attorney is a legal document whereby you appoint a person of your choice to manage your assets and financial affairs if you are unable to do so due to illness, an accident or your absence.
Having an Enduring Power of Attorney gives you the peace of mind, knowing that your affairs will be managed by someone who you choose and ultimately trust. It is important that this is reviewed from time to time to ensure that your future is in safe hands.
If you do not have an Enduring Power of Attorney, then your family may have to apply to be appointed as your legal Guardian to make those important decisions. If a decision needs to be made urgently, then you may be disadvantaged by any delay in an application having to be made and waiting for the outcome of any hearing.
We can discuss with you the essential advice needed before appointing your Attorney.
Cameron Rogers and Co. have over 30 years of experience when it comes to estate administration.
Every estate is as unique as the individual who creates it. The types of assets owned by an individual, validity of a Will, and whether there are any contentious issues arising from the estate, are all important factors to consider when administering a deceased estate.
There are many practicalities that need to be addressed soon after your loved one passes away. We take the time to understand the complexity of the estate and provide considered advice during our initial conversation.
We understand there are some matters that you are able to manage on your own and without our assistance. Our involvement in an estate administration will be dependent on your instructions and our service ranges from managing the estate in its entirety to carrying out a limited scope of work – we will be entirely instructed by you.
We can advise you on whether or not Probate is required, and if so we will outline the process to obtain this in a timely and efficient manner.
No Win – No Fee
Challenging a Will: No Win – No Fee
In Queensland there are opportunities to challenge the division of an estate where you might feel as though you’ve been unfairly considered.
We have extensive experience in challenging Wills and when you become a client of Cameron Rogers and Co., you are accessing the combined resources of all our lawyers without the cost of a big city law firm.
Fill out the form below or call us now for a free case assessment and see how our expert team can assist you.
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