Need your Will done? Our streamlined process is easy!
When preparing Wills we have a streamlined process to save you time & money.
No matter where you are, we can help prepare your Will.
The beauty of this method, is that it gives you the option of either doing this in person or via video-conference.
Wish to make a Will? We need some basic information to get started.
Why you need to have your Will done.
Preparing a Will is something that is often put off. It is usually when a Will maker is in dire health conditions that a Will is thought of.
Sadly loved ones are often left with a lack of clarity and complex estate administration, or worse, dispute and litigation, simply because the Will maker had good intentions but did not ensure that an up-to-date Will was in place.
We are often asked to see clients (including the clients of other lawyers) at the Royal Brisbane Hospital or at your home. We are happy to do so. Extra charges will apply but we are happy to provide a fixed fee quote for them.
Can I get a bedside Will?
Due to our offices physical location, which is directly opposite the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital on Bowen Bridge Road, we are often called to make bedside Wills for clients.
We can send our Wills & Estates lawyers to a loved one’s bedside to make a Will. Please note that extra cost does apply for the multiple trips to the hospital and we can produce a witness for signing. Our client engagement team will be able to provide a fixed fee quote for it.
If you or a loved one are in another Brisbane metro hospital (other than the RWBH), we can send a lawyer to do a bedside Will, but you will have to factor additional travel cost. Our lawyer has access to a portable printer, so as to take instruction and finalise the Will on the spot.
Call our client engagement team on (07) 3252 0011 to get a quote today.
Have a Standard Will done via video conference
If you wish to have a standard Will done remotely, we do not meet with you in person, but rather our communication is done via video-conference and email or post.
If you opt to have a standard Will done remotely, we will need you to scan and email or take photo of 2 forms of identification (ID), one of which needs to have a photo ID of you, think driver’s licence, passport.
We will then have the appointment conducted as a video conference by sending you a link to click.
If you prefer to use the Zoom platform we can make this available.
A standard Will done remotely will have a fixed fee apply.
What if my Will is not “standard”?
If the below factors apply, your Will is not standard.
You can still make an appointment with one of our client engagement team for an initial consultation a Will lawyer. Your Estate Planning consultation will be with a senior lawyer to provide you with full advice. The Estate Planning consultation is not a fixed fee and is different from the 1,2,3 Will-making process.
Factors that mean your Will is not “standard”:
- You or your partner have been in a previous marriage or de facto relationship
- You have a children to different marriages or partnerships
- You require advice on Binding Death Benefit Nominations for Superannuation
- You would like to include life interests or a right to reside clause
- You wish to give multiple specific gifts rather than divide all of the estate in certain shares to certain people
- You wish to provide for a child or children with a disability
- You have an estate of significant value, for example, worth over $1M dollars. As a result, our advice about Testamentary Discretionary Trusts needs to be given
- You have other entities like a self managed super fund, companies or family trusts
- You are wanting to leave someone out of your Will
- You have assets outside Australia
- You have made promises to people to leave certain substantive property or cash to them
- You want your partner/spouse to be bound to leave their estate (part of which they may get from you) in a certain way.
For Wills that are not standard, we take great care in quoting and preparing non-standard Wills. This is to safeguard the intention of the Will-maker.