Wills and Estate Lawyers: What They Do and How We Can Help

Learn how a wills and estate lawyer can help you protect your family & beneficiaries.

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No matter how careful we are, no one knows when their time will come. But what happens to our loved ones after we pass on? That's where wills and estate lawyers come in. They help us make sure our wishes are carried out, and that our loved ones are taken care of after we're gone. If you're curious about what these lawyers do, or if you need help yourself, keep reading!

What are the benefits of having a wills and estate lawyer?

Peace of mind

Knowing that your estate matters will be handled according to your wishes. A wills and estate lawyer can save your loved ones time, money, and stress by handling the administration of your estate according to your wishes.

Guidance

Wills and estate lawyers are knowledgeable about the law and can provide you with guidance on how to best structure your estate. They can also help you navigate the many different processes in the multiple jurisdictions of estate law.

Protection

A wills and estate lawyer can help provide asset protection from predators, creditors, lawsuits, and even the state. They can also help you create trusts to protect your assets from probate.

Comprehensive planning

We can help you plan for all possible scenarios with practical legal advice and make sure your children are taken care of financially.

Avoid mistakes

By working with a wills and estate lawyer, you can avoid common mistakes that can lead to litigation, such as not having witnesses to your will or not updating your beneficiaries. A small mistake can have big consequences for your estate and your loved ones. By working with a wills and estate lawyer, you can avoid making costly mistakes.

Why do you need a Wills and Estates lawyer before leaving?

Drafting a Will is not the only thing a person needs to do before they die, and other factors can have an influence over their decision. Our Will and Testaments Lawyers are here to help you relax and concentrate on what matters most to you. Make an executable will to make sure that someone else will receive all that your estate needs at your death.

No Will – Intestacy

Unless you leave any Wills for a deceased friend or relative, the deceased person will be presumed to die in the absence of an heir. It will be distributed under the law affecting the intestacy at the time you die. We are capable of representing you in any case and helping you sell your estate. Read all the information about Intestacy here.

Estate Law is complex

Estate law is complex because it involves many different types of legal issues. For example, estate law can encompass everything from wills and trusts to probate and intestate inheritance. Additionally, estate law often intersects with other areas of the law, such as tax law, real estate law, and family law. As a result, Estate lawyers require a thorough understanding of a wide range of legal principles in order to effectively represent their clients. Additionally, because estate law is so complex, it can be difficult for individuals to navigate the legal system without the assistance of an experienced lawyer.

Services offered by Wills and Estate lawyers

Making a will

Many people put off making a will because they don't want to think about their own mortality. Others mistakenly believe that they don't need one because they don't have many assets. A lawyer can help you to choose an executor for your estate, and can draft a legally-binding document that outlines your wishes for your possessions and property. In addition, a lawyer can help you to plan for the distribution of your assets in a way that minimises taxes and maximises benefits for your loved ones. With the help of a lawyer, you can ensure that your final wishes are carried out exactly as you intended.

If you don't have a will, the law decides what happens to your property - and this may not be what you would have wanted.

Changing a will

If you already have a will, but your circumstances have changed (for example, you've married or had children), you may need to make some changes. Wills and estate lawyers can provide guidance on how to make changes to a will. Without the help of a lawyer, it may be difficult to make changes to a will that are both legal and effective. They can also ensure that the changes are made in accordance with the wishes of the person who made the will. In addition, wills lawyers can provide advice on what assets should be included in the will and how they should be distributed.

Contesting wills

After the death of a loved one, it can be difficult to think about anything other than your grief. However, if you have been named in the will of the deceased, it is important to take action as soon as possible. If you believe that the will is not valid, or that you have been unfairly left out, it is important to speak to a lawyer who specialises in contesting wills. They will be able to explain the process and help you to gather the evidence you need to make your case. In addition, they can handle all of the legal paperwork and negotiations on your behalf, giving you the time and space you need to grieve.

Estate administration

When a loved one dies, the last thing you want to deal with is figuring out their estate. But if you're the executor, it's your responsibility to make sure everything is handled properly. And that's where a lawyer can help. An experienced estate administration lawyer can guide you through the process, step by step. They can help you locate and value assets, pay debts and taxes, and distribute the remaining property to beneficiaries. And if there are any disputes along the way, they can represent you in court.

So if you're feeling overwhelmed by the task of administering a deceased's estate, don't go it alone. Get the help of a lawyer who can make sure everything is done right.

Estate planning

If you have significant assets or a complex financial situation, you may need to enlist the help of a lawyer to create your estate plan. An estate plan is a legal document that outlines your wishes for how your property and possessions will be distributed after your death. Estate planning lawyers can help to ensure that your estate plan is properly drafted and executed, and that it complies with state and federal laws. In addition, a lawyer can provide guidance on how to best protect your assets during your lifetime, and can assist with estate administration after your death.

Estate planning is the process of making sure that your property is distributed according to your wishes after you die. A wills solicitor can assist you with estate planning by drafting a will, setting up trusts, and making other arrangements for your property.

Testamentary trusts

Testamentary trusts are trusts created from an individual's will which only take effect after the death of the person. Generally, the use of testamentary trusts aims to protect the beneficiaries who suffer the greatest loss by protecting their assets. The trustee will manage the trust after your death, and the assets in the trust will be used to support your beneficiaries.

There are many benefits to setting up a testamentary trust, including avoiding probate and protecting your assets from creditors. A lawyer can help you choose the right kind of trust for your needs and draft the necessary documents. With careful planning, a testamentary trust can provide security for your loved ones after you're gone.

Powers of attorney

A power of attorney is a legal document that gives someone else the authority to make decisions on your behalf. If you are planning to grant someone power of attorney, it is important to understand the different types and the implications of each. A lawyer can provide advice on the best type of power of attorney for your situation and help you to draft an enduring power of attorney that meets your needs.

There are two main types of power of attorney: general and enduring. A general power of attorney gives the person you appoint road powers to make decisions on your behalf. An enduring power of attorney remains in effect even if you become mentally incapacitated, so it can be used to appoint someone to manage your financial affairs if you are unable to do so yourself.

Enduring guardianship

Enduring guardianship is a legal arrangement that allows you to appoint someone you trust to make decisions about your lifestyle and medical treatment on your behalf if you become unable to do so yourself. Many people choose to appoint a family member or close friend as their enduring guardian, but you can also appoint a professional such as a lawyer. A lawyer can provide invaluable guidance on the type of decisions your enduring guardian will be able to make on your behalf, and can help you to plan for future contingencies.

In addition, a lawyer can assist you in making sure that your wishes are carried out if you do ever lose capacity. If you are considering appointing an enduring guardian, it is well worth sought professional advice from a lawyer to ensure that your rights and interests are protected.

Family provision claims

Under family law, certain people are entitled to make a claim for provision from a deceased person's estate. This includes a surviving spouse, children, and dependent relatives.

Making a family provision claim can be a complicated and emotive process for all parties involved. If you are considering making a claim, it is important to seek legal advice from a solicitor who has experience in this area of law. A lawyer can help you to understand the eligibility criteria for making a claim and assess your prospects of success. They can also assist with gathering evidence and preparing your case for court. In addition, a lawyer can provide support and guidance throughout the process, helping to ensure that your claim is dealt with as efficiently and stress-free as possible. If you are considering making a family provision claim, speak to a lawyer today to find out how they can help you.

Probate

Probate is the legal process of distributing a deceased person's assets. If the deceased left a valid will, the court will appoint an executor to carry out the wishes outlined in the will. If there is no will, the court will appoint an administrator to manage the estate. Either way, the probate process can be complicated, and it is often helpful to have a lawyer on hand to ensure that everything goes smoothly. A lawyer can help to file the necessary paperwork, represent the estate in court, and liaise with the probate office. As a result, hiring a lawyer to assist with probate can save a lot of time and hassle.

Letters of administration

Letters of administration are necessary when a person dies without leaving a will. The letters appoint a person to administer the estate, which includes inventorying assets, paying debts and distributing property to beneficiaries. The process can be complex and time-consuming, and it is often helpful to have an experienced wills and estate team navigate the legal system on your behalf. An estate solicitor can guide you through the paperwork, help you understand your rights and obligations, and represent you in court if necessary. With a lawyer by your side, you can be confident that the administration of the estate will be handled correctly and efficiently.

How to choose the right wills and estates lawyers for you and your family

When it comes to choosing wills and estate lawyers, it's important to find a team that you can trust. After all, they will be responsible for handling your most precious assets. But how do you know if a particular firm is the right fit for you? Here are a few key things to look for:

Recommendations

You may know a friend or family member who has recently created their estate plan, disputed a will, or hired someone for similar services. What legal issues or estate planning issues did they encounter?

Experience

Your lawyer should have extensive experience with wills and estates, including supporting family members through this stressful time. How long have they been practicing? What kinds of cases do they typically handle?

Confidence

You should feel confident that your legal needs and financial affairs are being looked after by an experienced team of wills and estates lawyers. Ask about their process. How do they typically handle wills and estate planning cases? What are the steps involved?

Convenience

Your case could be a quick open and shut or it could take over a year to resolve so consider using a local wills and estate law firm so that its convenient for you. Where are they located? How do we stay in contact during the case?

The Legal Fees

Some firms charge an hourly rate, while others charge a flat fee. You should also consider whether the firm charges for initial consultations. What do they estimate your legal costs to be?

Our team of experienced wills and estates lawyers can assist you with all aspects of wills and estates law, including drafting wills, setting up trusts, probate, and administration. We offer a free initial consultation to all new clients.

Why choose State Law Group's expert team of lawyers

The answer lies in the comprehensive and individualised approach that our team takes with each client. We understand that no two clients are alike, and we take the time to get to know you, your family, and your unique circumstances. This allows us to tailor our expert legal advice and services to meet your specific needs. Our ultimate goal is to help you protect your assets and your loved ones.

With expert teams in New South Wales and Queensland, we're able to tailor practical advice on your estate planning and legal affairs or manage the administration of a deceased estate.

Speak to our experienced wills and estate lawyers today

Planning ahead is not just about what you put in your bank account, but also how it will affect those who come after. You only have one chance to get your estate planning right. Once you pass away, the will cannot be changed without intervention from Supreme Court and legal fees associated with contesting a Wills far outweighs cost of seeing our will solicitors early on so don't wait when there's an easy solution!

We also offer experienced power of attorney lawyers and other services related to deceased estates such as estate litigation, asset protection, family provision claim, and practical legal advice that focus on not only your best interests but your family members.

Contact our Will and estate Lawyers in Sydney & Brisbane at State Law Group today for a free consultation and learn how we can help you with our wills and estates services.

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English is not my first language, can you help me?

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Can I write my own will and it will be legally binding?

You can write your own will in Australia as long as you are over 18 years of age and of sound mind and body. The will must be in writing and it must be signed, including by two witnesses.

What does an estate lawyer do?

An estate lawyer helps you prepare your will and assets for distribution after you pass away. These lawyers will help you craft plans that meet your goals. As part of these services, they will often set up wills, trusts, and other documents.

What is the difference between an estate lawyer and a probate lawyer?

The difference between an estate lawyer and a probate lawyer is that an estate lawyer helps you set up an estate, while a probate lawyer handles the process of distributing your estate after your death.

What type of lawyer will make a will for you?

Most practising solicitors are capable of producing a valid will, though not all lawyers will offer will planning services. Estate lawyers have experience with complex wills and will planning.

Does a will have to be notarised?

A will does not have to be notarised. However, to avoid potential legal problems, you should have your will reviewed by a lawyer to ensure that you did not make mistakes that could invalidate it.

What will it cost me?

There are no initial upfront costs. You can come for your initial consultation and discuss your case with a member of our team free of charge. From there we will be able to determine the scope of the work and provide you with the best and fairest price for the services.

Call us today (1300 011 149) to learn more about your cost expectations.

Why choose State Law Group?

Having the right lawyers on your team vital. We pride ourselves in our ability to empower, guide and prepare our clients for the challenges ahead. Reduce your stress and focus on the important things in your life, with us by your side.

Call us today (1300 011 149) to speak to one of our lawyers.

How does payment work?

Payment is simple. We accept cash, credit cards, and eftpos.

Payment plans are available on a case by case basis and will need to be approved.

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English is not my first language, can you help me?

Our strength has always been in serving our local communities and this often meant helping our clients navigate the legal process in a language they are not fluent in.

At State Law Group we have a multicultural team of expert lawyers that can speak to you in English, Assyrian, Arabic, Chaldean, Greek, Hindi, Thai, or Vietnamese.

Call us today (1300 011 149) to let us know your language preferences so that our team can best serve you in the language you prefer.

What does a litigation lawyer do?

A litigation lawyer protects you when you are involved in a legal dispute. These lawyers represent you both in and outside of the courtroom. Outside of the courtroom, these lawyers may develop strategies or negotiate with other parties.

What is a litigation lawyer?

A litigation lawyer specialises in the civil litigation process. These lawyers may be involved when someone uses the court to enforce, exercise or defend legal rights. Litigation lawyers are found on both sides of most civil litigation disputes, serving both plaintiff and defendant.

What kind of cases does a litigation lawyer handle?

Litigation lawyers may handle any kind of cases that involve disputes. These disputes may comes from different areas of the law, such as family law, administrative law, migration, and others.

Who can dispute a contract?

A contract dispute can be started by any participants in a given contract. Disputes are often initiated by business partners, vendors, or subcontractors. These disputes can also come up in land contracts or property sales.

Who can settle a contract dispute?

The Australian courts exercise the power to settle contract disputes. Bringing a dispute to court can be a long and complicated process. Along the way, you may be encouraged to complete a dispute through mediation or arbitration.

What will it cost me?

There are no initial upfront costs. You can come for your initial consultation and discuss your case with a member of our team free of charge. From there we will be able to determine the scope of the work and provide you with the best and fairest price for the services.

Call us today (1300 011 149) to learn more about your cost expectations.

Why choose State Law Group?

Having the right lawyers on your team vital. We pride ourselves in our ability to empower, guide and prepare our clients for the challenges ahead. Reduce your stress and focus on the important things in your life, with us by your side.

Call us today (1300 011 149) to speak to one of our lawyers.

How does payment work?

Payment is simple. We accept cash, credit cards, and eftpos.

Payment plans are available on a case by case basis and will need to be approved.

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English is not my first language, can you help me?

Our strength has always been in serving our local communities and this often meant helping our clients navigate the legal process in a language they are not fluent in.

At State Law Group we have a multicultural team of expert lawyers that can speak to you in English, Assyrian, Arabic, Chaldean, Greek, Hindi, Thai, or Vietnamese.

Call us today (1300 011 149) to let us know your language preferences so that our team can best serve you in the language you prefer.

How much does an immigration lawyer cost?

Immigration lawyer costs can be difficult to predict in Australia. The cost of your representation will depend on your lawyer's experience and the expenses involved in the legal services you need.

Do I need to hire an immigration lawyer?

Hiring an immigration lawyer can help you avoid delays that may result from mistakes on your application. You may also need a lawyer if you face serious challenges or penalties. Deportation is possible if you fail to win some legal challenges.

How do I find the right immigration lawyer?

Find the right immigration lawyer by searching the local area for lawyers who offer immigration services. Lawyers who work with immigration typically specialise in this area. Our lawyers are standing by to help you if you need assistance with an immigration.

What does an immigration lawyer do?

An immigration lawyer may help you with all parts of immigrating to Australia. These lawyers may assist you by preparing your application, planning your immigration path, and responding to new queries or rejections from government departments.

What kind of lawyers help immigrants?

Immigrant lawyers help immigrants with the migration process. These lawyers can provide a significant level of support. Our immigration lawyers can help you manage applications, cancellations, and the visas for your situation.

Where can I ask a lawyer immigration questions for free?

If you're speaking for the first time to our immigration lawyers, free consultations are standard. You will pay no upfront costs to discuss your case with a member of our team.

What will it cost me?

There are no initial upfront costs. You can come for your initial consultation and discuss your case with a member of our team free of charge. From there we will be able to determine the scope of the work and provide you with the best and fairest price for the services.

Call us today (1300 011 149) to learn more about your cost expectations.

Why choose State Law Group?

Having the right lawyers on your team vital. We pride ourselves in our ability to empower, guide and prepare our clients for the challenges ahead. Reduce your stress and focus on the important things in your life, with us by your side.

Call us today (1300 011 149) to speak to one of our lawyers.

How does payment work?

Payment is simple. We accept cash, credit cards, and eftpos.

Payment plans are available on a case by case basis and will need to be approved.

Call us today (1300 011 149) to learn more about your payment options.

English is not my first language, can you help me?

Our strength has always been in serving our local communities and this often meant helping our clients navigate the legal process in a language they are not fluent in.

At State Law Group we have a multicultural team of expert lawyers that can speak to you in English, Assyrian, Arabic, Chaldean, Greek, Hindi, Thai, or Vietnamese.

Call us today (1300 011 149) to let us know your language preferences so that our team can best serve you in the language you prefer.

How much does a family lawyer cost?

Family lawyer costs often depend on multiple factors. In Australia, lawyers can cost between $200-$600+ an hour. Your personal costs may depend on the assistance you need and the seniority of the lawyer.

What does a family lawyer do?

Family lawyers assist clients with matters involving family law. These lawyers often deal with marriage, divorce, adoption, and child custody. They are often asked to help draft agreements, enforce past agreements, or represent clients in court.

How do I find a good family lawyer?

A good family lawyer will have experience and a commitment to your needs. These lawyers must often carry you through times of conflicting emotions. Our family lawyers are dedicated. Schedule a consultation to learn how we can help.

How much does a divorce lawyer cost?

Divorce lawyers cost a varying amount in Australia. For divorces, it's often a good idea to look at total costs. Government fees apply whether there are conflicts or not. Going to court can significantly increase the costs associated with divorce, especially if there are ongoing conflicts over children or property.

When should I get a divorce lawyer?

You should get a divorce lawyer if you worry the conflicts in a marriage, divorce, or childcare agreement cannot be resolved without experience and expertise.

How much does a custody lawyer cost?

Custody lawyer costs in Australia may depend on the complexity of the cases, and the experience of the lawyer. A lawyer may cost between $200-$600+. However, custody cases may involve bills for support staff and court filing, which can mean significant costs in custody cases.

What does an estate lawyer do?

An estate lawyer helps you prepare your assets to be passed on to your descendants when you die. These lawyers will help you develop estate plans, and ensure that assets are passed on the correct beneficiaries after your death.

What will it cost me?

There are no initial upfront costs. You can come for your initial consultation and discuss your case with a member of our team free of charge. From there we will be able to determine the scope of the work and provide you with the best and fairest price for the services.

Call us today (1300 011 149) to learn more about your cost expectations.

Why choose State Law Group?

Having the right lawyers on your team vital. We pride ourselves in our ability to empower, guide and prepare our clients for the challenges ahead. Reduce your stress and focus on the important things in your life, with us by your side.

Call us today (1300 011 149) to speak to one of our lawyers.

How does payment work?

Payment is simple. We accept cash, credit cards, and eftpos.

Payment plans are available on a case by case basis and will need to be approved.

Call us today (1300 011 149) to learn more about your payment options.

English is not my first language, can you help me?

Our strength has always been in serving our local communities and this often meant helping our clients navigate the legal process in a language they are not fluent in.

At State Law Group we have a multicultural team of expert lawyers that can speak to you in English, Assyrian, Arabic, Chaldean, Greek, Hindi, Thai, or Vietnamese.

Call us today (1300 011 149) to let us know your language preferences so that our team can best serve you in the language you prefer.

What is a criminal lawyer?

A criminal lawyer specialises in the area of criminal law. These lawyers protect your rights when you've been charged with a crime. A criminal lawyer will help you develop a defence, and engage in negotiations with the prosecution when necessary.

How much does a criminal lawyer cost?

A criminal lawyer in Australia can cost between $200 and $600 an hour. The cost you pay for a criminal lawyer will depend on factors such as the complexity of your charges, and the seniority of your lawyer.

Do I need to hire a traffic lawyer?

You should hire a traffic lawyer if you need protection while facing traffic charges. You should protect yourself because Australian traffic penalties can be severe. You may lose your license if convicted of some traffic offences.

How much does a DUI lawyer cost?

A DUI lawyer specialises in criminal charges related to drunk drivers, and they are compensated similarly to other criminal lawyers in Australia. These lawyers are paid between $200-$600 an hour depending on the case and the experience of the lawyer involved.

What will it cost me?

There are no initial upfront costs. You can come for your initial consultation and discuss your case with a member of our team free of charge. From there we will be able to determine the scope of the work and provide you with the best and fairest price for the services.

Call us today (1300 011 149) to learn more about your cost expectations.

Why choose State Law Group?

Having the right lawyers on your team vital. We pride ourselves in our ability to empower, guide and prepare our clients for the challenges ahead. Reduce your stress and focus on the important things in your life, with us by your side.

Call us today (1300 011 149) to speak to one of our lawyers.

How does payment work?

Payment is simple. We accept cash, credit cards, and eftpos.

Payment plans are available on a case by case basis and will need to be approved.

Call us today (1300 011 149) to learn more about your payment options.

English is not my first language, can you help me?

Our strength has always been in serving our local communities and this often meant helping our clients navigate the legal process in a language they are not fluent in.

At State Law Group we have a multicultural team of expert lawyers that can speak to you in English, Assyrian, Arabic, Chaldean, Greek, Hindi, Thai, or Vietnamese.

Call us today (1300 011 149) to let us know your language preferences so that our team can best serve you in the language you prefer.

Why should I hire a property lawyer?

You should hire a property lawyer when you want to protect your interests in a property deal or dispute.

How do I choose a property lawyer?

You should choose a property lawyer who has experience in property, is close enough for convenient meetings, and can give your matter the attention it needs. Contact us for a consultation.

What does a property lawyer do?

A property lawyer represents you in property matters. These lawyers will help you negotiate contracts that involve property, review existing contracts, enforce the terms of contracts, and perform other related services.

What does a conveyancing lawyer do?

A conveyancing lawyer assists you with the settlement of property sales. These lawyers can help by liaising between the sellers and your financial institution. A conveyancing lawyer can also assist with other parts of the property-buying process, including inspections and analysis of tax and legal challenges.

How much does a conveyancing lawyer cost?

Conveyancing fees for a conveyance lawyer can cost between $400-$3000. The cost may depend on many factors, including the complexity of the sale, and the experience of the conveyancing lawyer.

What will it cost me?

There are no initial upfront costs. You can come for your initial consultation and discuss your case with a member of our team free of charge. From there we will be able to determine the scope of the work and provide you with the best and fairest price for the services.

Call us today (1300 011 149) to learn more about your cost expectations.

Why choose State Law Group?

Having the right lawyers on your team vital. We pride ourselves in our ability to empower, guide and prepare our clients for the challenges ahead. Reduce your stress and focus on the important things in your life, with us by your side.

Call us today (1300 011 149) to speak to one of our lawyers.

How does payment work?

Payment is simple. We accept cash, credit cards, and eftpos.

Payment plans are available on a case by case basis and will need to be approved.

Call us today (1300 011 149) to learn more about your payment options.

English is not my first language, can you help me?

Our strength has always been in serving our local communities and this often meant helping our clients navigate the legal process in a language they are not fluent in.

At State Law Group we have a multicultural team of expert lawyers that can speak to you in English, Assyrian, Arabic, Chaldean, Greek, Hindi, Thai, or Vietnamese.

Call us today (1300 011 149) to let us know your language preferences so that our team can best serve you in the language you prefer.

What does a contract lawyer do?

Contract lawyers apply common law to negotiate, enforce, or invalidate contracts. You should speak to a contract lawyer when you want to ensure an agreement, such as an employment contract, is fair to you. They can also help if someone breaches a contract you are party to, or if you are part of a contract with illegal terms.

How much does a contract lawyer cost?

The cost of a contract lawyer depends on the experience of the lawyer and the amount of time it will take them to resolve your contract issue. For an estimation of your costs, you should book a consultation and provide your lawyer with the complete details of your complaint.

What are the legal rights of an employee?

Australian employment law provides legal rights to employees. The Fair Work Act and other industrial relations legislation provides protections from bullying, discrimination, and sexual harassment. Employees also have the right to the correct pay and entitlements from their work. Finally, employees have the right to the training or mentoring necessary to work safely.

How much does an employment lawyer cost?

An employment lawyer can cost between $200-600 an hour. The hourly cost of a lawyer may depend on factors such as the location, reputation of the firm, and the experience of the lawyer.

How do I find an employment lawyer?

You can find an employment lawyer near you in most regions of Australia. Contact your local Law Council to be directed to a lawyer with relevant experience. Our lawyers can assist you with many different employment challenges.

What is intellectual property law in Australia?

Intellectual property law in Australia refers to laws that deal with patents, trademarks and designs. This area of law also governs secret processes and formulae that exist across a range of different industries. You may need an intellectual property lawyer if you are the victim of copyright infringement, or are accused of infringement.

Should I hire a data protection lawyer?

You should consider hiring a data protection lawyer if your digital privacy is violated by a public sector or private sector entity. The Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) provides you with many protections. Speak to a lawyer to learn more about your rights and actions that are considered violations.

What will it cost me?

There are no initial upfront costs. You can come for your initial consultation and discuss your case with a member of our team free of charge. From there we will be able to determine the scope of the work and provide you with the best and fairest price for the services.

Call us today (1300 011 149) to learn more about your cost expectations.

Why choose State Law Group?

Having the right lawyers on your team vital. We pride ourselves in our ability to empower, guide and prepare our clients for the challenges ahead. Reduce your stress and focus on the important things in your life, with us by your side.

Call us today (1300 011 149) to speak to one of our lawyers.

How does payment work?

Payment is simple. We accept cash, credit cards, and eftpos.

Payment plans are available on a case by case basis and will need to be approved.

Call us today (1300 011 149) to learn more about your payment options.

English is not my first language, can you help me?

Our strength has always been in serving our local communities and this often meant helping our clients navigate the legal process in a language they are not fluent in.

At State Law Group we have a multicultural team of expert lawyers that can speak to you in English, Assyrian, Arabic, Chaldean, Greek, Hindi, Thai, or Vietnamese.

Call us today (1300 011 149) to let us know your language preferences so that our team can best serve you in the language you prefer.

What does a compensation lawyer do?

A compensation lawyer is a legal expert who can help you claim compensation for injuries, harm, or damages that result from another person's negligence. These are considered to be common law claims.

Who are the best compensation lawyers?

The best compensation lawyers are committed to you and your needs. Our lawyers are results-driven, multilingual, and multidisciplinary. We have successfully won claims for clients involved in many types of accidents cases.

Who handles workers compensation claims?

Worker's compensation claims are handled by compensation lawyers. These lawyers work to restore you to the financial position you had before your injury by establishing the cost of your injuries and collecting compensation from your employer.

How do you claim compensation for personal injury?

You can claim personal injury compensation if you have suffered injuries because of another person's actions. In Australia, you can make such claims for any incident that takes place with the country. Any form of injury can be claimed if it can be shown to be the result of negligence or action by another party.

How much can I claim for personal injury?

Australian injury payouts have reached millions of dollars. The payout for each case depends heavily on unique factors (for example, the extent of injuries). You will need to have a lawyer review the details of your case to get an estimate of how much you can claim.

How much compensation will I get for medical negligence?

Medical negligence compensation cases in Australia can involve claims for millions of dollars. You may be awarded large sums if you have experienced serious injuries, disability, or other problems because of medical negligence. Speak to a lawyer to learn about medical negligence cases that may be related to your case.

How much compensation can I get for car accidents?

Car accident compensation payouts can be large due to the potential for catastrophic injuries. Payouts in these cases may need to be large enough to compensate you for reduced mobility or the inability to work in your field again.

What will it cost me?

There are no initial upfront costs. You can come for your initial consultation and discuss your case with a member of our team free of charge. From there we will be able to determine the scope of the work and provide you with the best and fairest price for the services.

Call us today (1300 011 149) to learn more about your cost expectations.

Why choose State Law Group?

Having the right lawyers on your team vital. We pride ourselves in our ability to empower, guide and prepare our clients for the challenges ahead. Reduce your stress and focus on the important things in your life, with us by your side.

Call us today (1300 011 149) to speak to one of our lawyers.

How does payment work?

Payment is simple. We accept cash, credit cards, and eftpos.

Payment plans are available on a case by case basis and will need to be approved.

Call us today (1300 011 149) to learn more about your payment options.

English is not my first language, can you help me?

Our strength has always been in serving our local communities and this often meant helping our clients navigate the legal process in a language they are not fluent in.

At State Law Group we have a multicultural team of expert lawyers that can speak to you in English, Assyrian, Arabic, Chaldean, Greek, Hindi, Thai, or Vietnamese.

Call us today (1300 011 149) to let us know your language preferences so that our team can best serve you in the language you prefer.

What does a compensation lawyer do?

A compensation lawyer is a legal expert who can help you claim compensation for injuries, harm, or damages that result from another person's negligence. These are considered to be common law claims.

Who are the best compensation lawyers?

The best compensation lawyers are committed to you and your needs. Our lawyers are results-driven, multilingual, and multidisciplinary. We have successfully won claims for clients involved in many types of accidents cases.

Who handles workers compensation claims?

Worker's compensation claims are handled by compensation lawyers. These lawyers work to restore you to the financial position you had before your injury by establishing the cost of your injuries and collecting compensation from your employer.

How do you claim compensation for personal injury?

You can claim personal injury compensation if you have suffered injuries because of another person's actions. In Australia, you can make such claims for any incident that takes place with the country. Any form of injury can be claimed if it can be shown to be the result of negligence or action by another party.

How much can I claim for personal injury?

Australian injury payouts have reached millions of dollars. The payout for each case depends heavily on unique factors (for example, the extent of injuries). You will need to have a lawyer review the details of your case to get an estimate of how much you can claim.

How much compensation will I get for medical negligence?

Medical negligence compensation cases in Australia can involve claims for millions of dollars. You may be awarded large sums if you have experienced serious injuries, disability, or other problems because of medical negligence. Speak to a lawyer to learn about medical negligence cases that may be related to your case.

How much compensation can I get for car accidents?

Car accident compensation payouts can be large due to the potential for catastrophic injuries. Payouts in these cases may need to be large enough to compensate you for reduced mobility or the inability to work in your field again.

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