Members of the MacDonnell’s Law Wills and Estates lawyer team act in the administration of deceased estates in accordance with the deceased’s will. This may involve obtaining probate where it is required and transferring property, shares and other assets to beneficiaries.
The MacDonnell’s Law Wills and Estates lawyer team is also experienced in complex estate dispute matters, including when the deceased person died intestate.
Ms. MacDonnell is a frequent speaker on employment tax matters for Littler, California and American Bar Association meetings, as well as professional and industry educational forums.
We understand that having to contact a foreign lawyer with a legal issue in a foreign country can be a daunting experience for some and we seek to ensure that your experience is made as pleasant as possible. More importantly, we will provide you with the necessary information to allow you to make sound decisions under Australian law. Our free initial consultation policy applies to all international enquiries. Our fees are competitive and where possible, we will provide you with a fixed cost quotation.
Given the very private, personal and financial nature of issues involving family law, choosing the right family lawyer for your needs is important. In family law, confidentiality and trust are vital. You are entitled to have your lawyer (solicitor) listen carefully to the issues as you see them, provide objective legal advice, and ensure your legal needs are met.
The Family Law team has expertise in all areas of family law and they take pride in providing prompt and reliable legal services to all clients, helping to reduce the stress in these difficult times.
MacDonnell’s Law has offices in Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville and is one of Queensland’s largest independent law firms. It is a full service legal firm with specialist lawyers practicing in specific areas of law. It has a long history as a respected institution and celebrates its 126th Anniversary in 2010. MacDonnell’s Law is also a member of the international alliance of commercial law firms, Meritas. Meritas operates on alliances between firms in more than 60 countries working across jurisdictions to provide clients the best of both worlds: a local legal partner with full service capabilities and the cost efficiency and personal attention unmatched by mega law firms. Each member law firm is required to adhere to rigorous and specific service standards.
The Bill will impact the 2010 valuations and therefore the changes to the definition of the “unimproved value” of land will apply to this round. However, the Government has committed to reviewing the state valuation system prior to the 2011 round of valuations, at which point a simpler method of “site valuations” will be introduced (except for property in rural areas).