WILLS & ESTATES

WILLS & ESTATES

GKS Law can assist you in all aspects of Wills & Estates Law, including:

  • Wills
  • Complex Estate Planning
  • Enduring Power of Attorney
  • Advance Health Directives
  • Elder law advice
  • Estate Administration and Probate Applications
  • Family property transfers
  • Challenging a Will
  • Estate Litigation
  • Capacity questions and appointment of Administrators

PREPARING A WILL

Preparing a Will is one of those tasks that we often put off but having a will is the only way to have peace of mind about how your estate will be distributed.  Your wishes and your estate are not the same as anyone else’s.
At GKS Law, our team specialises in helping clients just like you with:

  • Constructing an effective will;
  • Estate planning;
  • Offering advice on the legal and practical implications of your wishes.

To ensure that your will reflects your wishes, Jodie will meet with you taking the time necessary to gain a thorough understanding of all the relevant details. After gaining the necessary understanding of your assets, your family, the needs and abilities of your intended beneficiaries, taxation issues and the way that you want your property left, she can create an estate plan that incorporates all the necessary pieces, which may include:

  • Wills
  • Testamentary Trusts 
  • Powers of Attorney (personal/health care and financial care) 
  • Advance Health Directives

POWER OF ATTORNEY

Like your will, making a power of attorney for your personal or financial matters is rarely something people like to consider in their day to day lives. 

However, having a valid power of attorney is the only way to have your affairs looked after if you are incapacitated or incapable of making your own decisions. 

If you don’t have a power of attorney in place you are leaving your care and finances up to chance.  Even if you have a spouse, they cannot automatically step in and make decisions on your behalf.  Think of it like an insurance policy – put it in place and hope that you never need it but have peace of mind in knowing that you will be looked after if the unforeseen happens.  

Our experienced Wills & Estates, Jodie Anderson-Bell, can assist you with making the correct form of power of attorney and guide you through the process to ensure you are protected well into the future. 

ESTATE ADMINISTRATION

An experienced estates lawyer is essential to ensure timely and efficient administration of any estate, whether or not the deceased left a will.  Jodie Anderson-Bell is experienced in assisting executors in probate and estate administration matters and will work with you to make certain that your loved one’s assets are administered and distributed properly.

Contact our office to schedule a free initial consultation with Jodie to discuss your estate administration or probate matter.

It is important to note that even if the original will is held with another law firm you as executor can choose who you would like to assist you through this difficult process.   

OUR TEAM

Our Wills & Estates team is led by Partner, Jodie Anderson-Bell.  Jodie has a wealth of experience in estate planning, estate administration and elder law and is supported by her executive personal assistant, Libby Frangos.

Jodie considers personal attention to her clients to be the most important factor in meeting their needs. She takes all of the time necessary to listen to their situation and handles the process with empathy whilst putting her client’s needs first. 

We understand that family or work commitments may make it difficult for you to attend during the normal office hours so we are happy to make arrangements to see you out of normal hours.  If circumstances prevent you from being able to attend our office we are also happy to come to you.

If you are ready to partner with an efficient, empathetic Wills & Estates team who cater to your individual circumstances, then we invite you to contact us on 3284 5093 or send an email directly to Jodie.
 

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