Wills and Estates
Growing older is a fact of life. That’s why it’s important to make plans to protect the interests of you and your loved ones long after you’re gone.
Unfortunately, this can be quite a difficult task for some. But with Carter Green Law Practice on the Gold Coast, we help put your mind at ease. Our Gold Coast wills and estate lawyers can help you with that.
Our Firm has a wealth of experience in:
At Carter Green Law Practice, keeping your assets secure is our top priority.
We consider your financial and personal circumstances, then provide you with the right legal advice and the practical steps needed to proceed. Once we’ve determined your preferred approach, we can then prepare the wills, attorney documents, succession agreements, and trust deeds or assist with affecting the necessary transfers.
As executor of an estate, you should act quickly when securing control of the estate assets, dealing with funeral arrangements, paying debts and dealing with any claims, ensuring that all assets are protected and maintained during the administration, and organising any necessary tax returns for the deceased and the estate, then distributing the estate in accordance with the terms of the deceased’s will. The executor should also be keeping detailed records throughout this process.
Administering an estate is an important legal obligation. If you have been appointed as executor, you will be responsible for the administration of that Estate under the terms of a will (provided you do not renounce). Being appointed the role of executor should not to be taken lightly. In this role, you will have to fulfil a number of legal rights and obligations while also owing a duty of care to beneficiaries. Otherwise, you may be exposed to personal liability.