Estates

Estate work is managing the property and financial affairs of someone who is incapacitated or has died. Our affordable pricing policy includes an overlay for estate work to the effect that we always charge less than the Public Trustee (or their solicitor) for substantially the same tasks.

Deceased Estates

Our principal is an experienced executor and adviser/representative to executors/administrators in the management of deceased estates. Services include-

  • handling immediate post-mortem tasks (e.g. securing property and paying for funeral)
  • applying to the Queensland Supreme Court Probate Registry to prove wills and/or be appointed as the estate representative (cost estimator below)
  • land transmissions, share and other property transfers
  • calling in financial resources from superannuation or other arrangements
  • informal administrations (small or insolvent estates)
  • general administration of estates
  • trust accounting
  • expedited interim distributions
  • claiming executor commission
  • finalisation.

Please try our legal cost estimators below for our early phase deceased estate service.

Choose this first button where there is a will (inclusive of obtaining a grant of probate). 

Choose this second button where there is no will or the will is deficient (inclusive of obtaining a grant of letters of administration).

Estates of incapacitated persons

Our principal works with impaired decisionmakers directly and through their next of kin, attorneys, administrators and guardians. Help is available to navigate Queensland’s Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 including applying to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) for necessary orders. Experienced, practical advice is available to solve problems under the Powers of Attorney Act 1998We are working on automating our cost estimates for common legal services in this area, such as applying to QCAT for orders to protect an adult at risk. Until estimator buttons for what you need appears below, please contact us directly for cost estimates.