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Wills and estate planning
"Contested wills are becoming quite common. Our wills and estate planning specialists help put our clients' minds at ease and avoid the potential for their estates to be tied up in expensive litigation." Michael Klatt
Estate planning involves more than just drafting a will. It involves reviewing our clients' personal family circumstances and business arrangements, understanding how assets are being held, investigating the ownership of assets, reviewing structures (including company and trust documents) and providing our experience as to how best their affairs can be structured to ensure their wishes are carried out.
Our team includes a Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist in Succession Law and members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and Taxation Institute of Australia who can assist clients on all aspects of the will and estate planning needs.
Our Wills & Estates team is recognised by Doyle's Guide as a First Tier firm in the category of Leading Wills & Estates Law Firms - Queensland, 2016. In addition, our Partner Michael Klatt is recognised by Doyle's as "Preeminent" in the category of Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Lawyers - Queensland 2015 and again in 2016, and Senior Associate, Chris Herrald, is recognised by Doyles Guide as "Recommended" in the same category. Michael is further recognised as a Best Lawyer for Trusts and Estates, Brisbane, Australia  and Wealth Management / Succession Planning Practice, Brisbane, Australia .