You spend the best part of your life working and saving to provide comfort and security for you and your family. Careful estate planning helps provide ongoing protection if you retire, are unable to work, or if you die.
Estate planning is more than making a will. It’s about maintaining your lifestyle and protecting you in illness and retirement, it’s about protecting family members from claims from creditors and in family breakdowns, it’s about being able to get assets out of jointly owned business structures on death or incapacity, it’s about avoiding disputes about your estate and it’s about having efficient, flexible and tax effective arrangements for the benefit of your loved ones.
Careful planning of your Estate Plan will consider your will and enduring power of attorney, Advanced Health Directive regarding what life prolonging treatment you do or don’t want at end of life, your trust and other business structures, your insurance and superannuation policies, options for retirement accommodation, and current and future tax issues.
We at ReesLaw have been helping Queenslanders safeguard their wealth since 1994. In 2012 we were voted No 1 in Aged Care and Retirement in Australia’s Top 50 Law Firm Survey.
Whether you’re planning for your family’s future or acting as executor for someone else’s estate, we, together with financial planners and taxation professionals can help you manage the legal, accounting, taxation and investment issues in protecting and growing wealth so it will benefit the people you care for.