Estate Planning for Digital Assets

Incorporating digital assets into your estate planning is essential in today’s digital age.

By taking proactive steps to manage these digital assets, you can ensure that your legacy is preserved and passed on to your loved ones according to your wishes.

How a Gold Coast estate planning lawyer can help

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Engaging the expertise of a Gold Coast estate planning lawyer from Ballantyne Law is taking a decisive step toward safeguarding your assets. It will provide peace of mind for both you and your loved ones and ensure that your wishes are legally binding.

Estate Planning in Queensland – Be Prepared

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There are certainly challenges that come with growing old in Queensland. How, for example, would your healthcare decisions be made if you were unable to make them yourself? read more.

Estate planning … a smart move for the silly season

Peace of mind for the holiday season.

As another year comes to an end, now is the perfect time to have Ballantyne Law Group check the status of your estate planning strategy. That way you can leap into the holiday season knowing your needs and wishes are in the best of hands.

Informal Wills in Queensland

In an ideal world, we would all be up to date with our planning, including our estate planning. Unfortunately, studies show that a large proportion of Australian adults do not have a current, up-to-date will. What happens when someone dies without a will, but with another document that may purport to be a will but that doesn’t meet the formal requirements? In 2006 changes were introduced to the Succession Act 1981 (Qld) (the Act) which authorised the Queensland Supreme Court to recognise (in limited circumstances) these ‘informal wills’ in Queensland.

Witnessing Wills in Queensland

On 23 April this year, the Covid-19 Emergency Response Act 2020 received royal assent and came into force in response to the ever-changing requirement for new law as a result of the Covid-19 global pandemic.

Three things you need to know about binding nominations

When it comes to the distribution of superannuation benefits after your death, a binding nomination is one of the best options – as long as proper measures are in place. Ballantyne Law Group’s Gold Coast estate planning lawyers can help you with this important process.

5 Common Questions When Considering Estate Planning In Australia

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At Ballantyne Law Group on the Gold Coast, our will and estate planning lawyers are qualified specialists in these serious and sensitive legal processes. Where possible, we provide fixed professional fees for this work. When that is not possible – generally in more complex cases – we still provide cost-effective, transparent and time-costed services, with no surprise charges for photocopying, petties, postage and sundries. Read our latest blogs on 5 Common Questions When Considering Estate Planning In Australia .