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Estate and Asset Planning

Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning

Plan for the future with expert Gold Coast Wills and estates lawyers.

If you pass away or lose decision-making capacity, you need to make sure your legacy is protected.

Your loved ones should be financially secure, and you don’t want your assets to be consumed by legal fees and taxes.

That’s why having the right estate planning structures in place is essential.

At Bell Legal, we’ve been helping Gold Coast families plan for the future since 1955.  Our comprehensive estate planning takes into account the complexities of modern life, with specific strategies for superannuation, family trusts, partnerships, companies, digital assets, and more.

Protect your legacy by leaving your assets to the people you care about.

We also understand how difficult it can be to deal with the complex estate issues that arise when dealing with the loss of a loved one. Whether you are a beneficiary or an executor, our experienced legal team can provide you with clear and expert guidance on the best way forward.

If an estate dispute, such as a Will challenge or family provision claim, arises, our understanding of the legal issues, as well as dynamics of family relationships, ensures we can provide advice to mediate and resolve the dispute in a time-efficient and cost-effective manner.

We also provide comprehensive advice, and ongoing assistance if required, in relation to Aged Care and Elder Law.

Bell Legal Group is renowned in this area of law, having assisted generations of families since 1955.

  • Standard Wills and Testamentary Trust Wills
  • Estate Planning for Blended Family or Complex Family Situations
  • Discretionary Trusts and Asset Protection
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Shareholders’ Agreements and Buy/Sell Agreements
  • International Wills
  • Statutory Wills – Incapacity, Dementia, Minors
  • General and Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Advance Health Directives
  • Superannuation Nominations
  • Probate, Letters of Administration, Reseals, Caveats
  • Deceased Estate Administration
  • Estate Disputes, Construction and Rectification of Wills, Family Provision Matters
  • Elder Law and Elder Abuse
  • QCAT Adult Guardian and Administrator Applications – Incapacity, Dementia
  • Advice regarding Retirement Villages and Aged Care Facilities
  • Family Arrangements and Dispute Resolution

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Estate and Asset Planning Services

Wills and Estate Planning

Life is unexpected. If the worst happens, you want to be prepared and have plans in place for how you want your estate to be dealt with. Don’t put your family’s future at risk by not having the right procedures in place.

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Deceased Estate Administration

Carrying out the administration of an estate can be an overwhelming task, especially as it often falls on family members who are grieving. Let our team help ease the burden.

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Will Disputes and Estate Litigation

All too often the death of a loved one can lead to disagreements or misunderstandings between family members. Contact us to get advice for your situation.

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Adult Guardianship, Incapacity and Dementia

Mental capacity refers to a person’s ability to make decisions, especially regarding health, lifestyle and finances.

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Elder Abuse

As people age, they are increasingly confronted with decisions that can impact their quality of life, dignity, financial security and relationships. Our team can help you protect yourself and your assets.

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Retirement Villages and Aged Care Facilities

In your later years in life, you may contemplate moving out of the family home and into a retirement village or aged care facility. Let us help you navigate the next steps safely.

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Trusts have been used by individuals for hundreds of years for many and varied reasons to protect assets. Contact our team for more information on what a Trust can do for you.

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Enduring Powers of Attorney

An enduring power of attorney (EPOA) can protect your health and your assets if something happens to you.

Explore how we can help.

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Good superannuation planning helps you leave your wealth to the people you want when you pass away.

Discover our superannuation services.

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Dan O'Connor

Partner – Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning

Estate Planning / Succession Law / Trusts / SMSF / Powers of Attorney / Aged Care contracts

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Lisa Ryan


Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning

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Emma Curtis


Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning

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John Fradgley

Retired Senior Consultant

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