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Legal Services – Estate Planning

Estate Planning is a solid and secure way of ensuring that in the even of your passing the assets of your estate are passed onto your beneficiaries’ in the most tax efficient and financially effective means possible. At The Quinn Group we have a sympathetic yet professional understanding of estate planning and succession law.

The lawyers at The Quinn Group will provide you with the practical solutions to give you peace of mind that in the event of your death, or in cases of incapacity, your estate affairs are in order. Currently, the laws in each state of Australia are different however The Family Provision Act and the Wills Probate Act are the overriding legislation which will essentially affect your testamentary intentions.

Whilst death and estate duties are no longer applicable, our lawyers can help you to navigate your way through the various regulatory complexities such as Capital Gains Tax, superannuation, life insurance and pension entitlements, all of which are likely to be affected upon your death or incapacity. We will work with you to maximise the amount of your assets that are passed on to your loved ones or favourite organisations and legally minimise the amount of tax that is payable.

It is often impossible to know when your time will come. So, rather than leaving your family, business partner or trustee to deal with the numerous uncertainties, we recommend that you consider the following:

  • Is your will current?
  • Should I make death benefit nominations?
  • Should I have an enduring power of attorney?
  • Will there be enough assets for my children or family’s education?
  • Can others challenge my will?
  • Have I the right testamentary structure to minimise taxation?
  • Do I need to transfer control of my family trust or company?
  • Will my business partner buy out my share in the partnership?
  • Do I need to appoint guardians for my children?
  • Should I set up a charitable trust or foundation to fulfil my intentions?

Considering your own mortality is not a subject any of us like to dwell on, however as the old saying goes, death and taxes are life certainties. The Quinn Group is a multi disciplinary practice encompassing legal, accounting and financial planning practitioners who are able to assist you to better understand estate tax liabilities. We can provide practical solutions to ensure that the assets of your estate do not fall into the wrong hands or are distributed against your wishes.

The expert advice of the lawyers at The Quinn Group can guide you to implement structures that will see your testamentary wishes are fulfilled and ensure a secure and smooth transition for your family and loved ones in the event of your passing. Contact us now by submitting an online enquiry form or call 1300 QUINNS or on +61 2 9223 9166.

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The Quinn Group – Providing the Total Solution

As both a legal and accounting firm The Quinn Group are able to offer business legal and accounting services in one location. Visit our Business Legal Services page for more information on the wide range of legal services that are available to your business.

Visit our Personal Accounting Services page for more information on the wide range of accounting services we provide to you as an individual.

View all our office locations to find The Quinn Group office nearest you, or call us on

1300 QUINNS (1300 784 667) or on +61 2 9223 9166 to arrange an appointment.

Whilst we have 5 offices located in Sydney, we are also able to meet you at location convenient for you. Additionally, we have web and teleconferencing available for regional, interstate or international clients.