WILLS & ESTATES
Sunshine Coast Wills & Estate Lawyers that ensure your loved ones are protected.
At Hawkes Lawyers we are your trusted local family Lawyers. We can help with all your Will & Estate planning - including last Will and Testament, Advance Health Directive and Power of Attorney.
Why Choose Hawkes Lawyers to complete your Will?
When it comes to choosing us to write your Will it is important to understand why you should choose Hawkes Lawyers. We understand the importance of administering Wills and Estates properly in accordance to the last Will of a deceased that preserve your assets for your intended beneficiaries. We pride ourselves on providing the best advice as we understand your loved ones are your priority. That's why we develop comprehensive estate strategies that give you peace of mind.
The professionals at Hawkes Lawyers offer services for Wills & Estates at the best prices on the Sunshine Coast
We have an experienced legal team providing you with personalised service
You will have access to an experienced solicitor working with you every step of the process
When writing a Will the three most important documents you should have are:
An advanced health directive
An enduring power of attorney
Our Sunshine Coast practitioners offer FREE advice in relation to your existing Will. Did you know 45 % of Australians do not have a valid Will! A Will is the only way you can ensure your assets will be distributed according to your wishes when you die.
Our fixed prices are the best in South East Queensland:
Standard Will $175.00
Testamentary Trusts $250.00
Mutually Binding Will (merged families) $250.00
Enduring Power of Attorney $175.00
Advance Health Directive $220.00
Disputing or defending a Will or an estate
Applying for a Grant of Probate
Applying for Letters of Administration
When to update your Will?
1. New people need to be named in your Will
2. A person in the Will has died or become ill
3. Divorce or separation
4. Marriage or Defacto yourself or your children
4. Your wishes have changed
5. Changes to your assets
6. Personal details have changed
7. A named dependent comes of age
8. Illness or medical changes.
Can I prepare my own Will?
The precise wording of a Will is a specialised and an important legal task. The ordinary meaning of words is not necessarily the same as their legal meaning. Ambiguous wording is extremely common in home-made Wills and may result in substantial cost and delay in having the Supreme Court resolve the ambiguity. Therefore preparing your own Will is not advisable. A Will must conform to strict legal requirements otherwise the Courts may decide it is not valid. If this is the case your assets will be distributed according to a predetermined formula and not as you intended. Anyone who is not legally qualified risks making a mistake, creating uncertainty or losing opportunities for good estate planning.