Wills and Estates

At Gold Coast City Solicitors, we recognise the profound significance of wills and estate planning in safeguarding your future and the well-being of your loved ones. Navigating the intricacies of estate law requires not only legal expertise but also sensitivity and a personalised approach. Our dedicated team, led by Matthew Williams, is committed to offering comprehensive legal services in wills and estate matters, ensuring peace of mind for you and your family.

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Why Choose Gold Coast City Solicitors for Wills and Estate Planning?

Expert Guidance

Our legal professionals possess extensive knowledge in the realm of wills and estate law. We are adept at crafting tailored solutions that reflect your unique circumstances and wishes, ensuring that your estate is managed and distributed according to your specific desires.

Comprehensive Estate Planning

Estate planning encompasses more than just drafting a will. It’s about ensuring that your assets are protected, your family is cared for, and your wishes are honoured. Our services include the drafting of wills, setting up trusts, planning for business succession, establishing powers of attorney, and providing advice on estate preservation.

Personalised Service

We understand that every client’s situation is unique. Our approach is to listen attentively to your needs and objectives, providing personalised advice and strategies designed to secure your legacy and provide for your loved ones.

Clear Communication

Estate planning can be complex, but our commitment is to guide you through the process with clear, transparent communication. We demystify legal jargon, ensuring that you fully understand your estate planning documents and the implications of the choices you make.

Compassionate Support

We offer not just legal expertise, but also empathy and support. Recognising the emotional weight of estate planning, our team provides a compassionate service, respecting your wishes and those of your family throughout every step of the process.

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Our Wills and Estate Planning Services


A well-drafted will is the cornerstone of any estate plan. We help you articulate your wishes regarding the distribution of your assets, the care of minor children, and any specific legacies you wish to leave. Our wills are designed to be robust and clear, minimising the potential for disputes and ensuring your wishes are honoured.


Trusts can be a powerful tool in estate planning, offering flexibility, tax benefits, and asset protection. Whether you’re looking to establish a living trust, a special needs trust for a loved one, or a charitable trust, our team can advise on the best type of trust for your situation and help implement it effectively.

Powers of Attorney

Preparing for the unexpected includes ensuring that someone you trust can make decisions on your behalf should you become unable to do so. We assist in drafting powers of attorney for financial matters and health care decisions, providing you with reassurance that your affairs will be handled as you would wish.

Estate Administration

The process of administering an estate can be daunting for executors and beneficiaries alike. Our team offers comprehensive estate administration services, from probate and the collection and distribution of assets to dealing with any claims against the estate. We aim to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Estate Litigation

Disputes over wills and estates can be particularly distressing. Our skilled litigators are adept at handling such disputes with sensitivity and determination, whether through negotiation, mediation, or, if necessary, court proceedings. Our goal is to achieve a resolution that honours the decedent’s wishes and maintains family harmony.

Succession Planning

For business owners, ensuring the continuity of your business after your passing is a key concern. Our succession planning services include advising on the structuring of your business, drafting buy-sell agreements, and planning for the transfer of your business interests to ensure a smooth transition.

Elder Law

We also specialise in elder law, offering advice on issues such as retirement planning, aged care, and guardianship. Our aim is to ensure that your legal and financial affairs are in order so you can enjoy your later years with confidence.

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At Gold Coast City Solicitors, we are dedicated to providing you with the legal support you need to make informed decisions about your estate. Our commitment to excellence, combined with our extensive knowledge and experience in wills and estate law, makes us the ideal partner to help you plan for the future.

For more information on our wills and estate planning services or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today. Let us help you secure your legacy and provide for your loved ones with clarity, compassion, and expertise.


Why People Believe In Us

We have conducted 3 purchases and 3 sales through Gold Coast City Solicitors and Chantal Pettigrew and her team are exceptional. I cannot recommend highly enough..professional, friendly, efficient, consistently excellent customer service. We are very appreciative of their efforts and professionalism.
Ricky Smyth
Ricky Smyth
A trusted contact recommended Matthew and the team at Gold Coast City solicitors for a property purchase / conveyancing need , recommending them for their high integrity, professionalism, reasonable fees and good character.this recommendation proved to be entirely accurate, and cant thank them enough for their knowledge, guidance, advice, support and expertise. They made the property purchase smooth and hassle free, which helped reduce the stress normally associated with property acquisitions. Hand on heart, I would recommend them to anyone seeking legal services or advice. Ricky Smyth, Critical Care Paramedic, Queensland Ambulance Service.
The entire team has been fantastic helping us purchase our first house! They have helped and supported us every step of the way. We couldn't recommend better solicitors!
Rakesh Maniam
Rakesh Maniam
Wow what a journey from buying a new home and going through the settlement process. When you hire the best team of Solicitors and Paralegal staff to do the job in the first go then don't look any further then this A Team from Gold Coast City Solicitors. Matthew Williams the man in charge and Chantal Pettigrew his top Paralegal staff are the perfect choice to put business in their hands. I can't stop prising Chantal for her hard work. She just took control of everything, from talking to the bank, your broker and the builder to sort out your settlement deadlines. She deserves a 10 out of 10 for her commitment to do the job she was hired for. We recommend this business with full confidence to anyone out there, that is buying a property or require any legal services.
Peter Shaw
Peter Shaw
We recently used Gold Coast City Solicitors when we were selling our old property and buying a new one. Their service, especially that of Sam Siggleko-Conveyancing Manager-was excellent. Communication was clear, frequent and timely and we were reassured every step of the way when it came to navigating our way through the raft of documents to read, consider and sign. We can`t recommend Sam too highly-she was superb and we will have no hesitation using her services again in the future.
Paul Gapes
Paul Gapes
I can’t rate Gold Coast Solicitors highly enough, I have worked With Matthew Williams on a number of occasions over the past few years. He has helped me over and above to see that justice prevails. The cost was extremely competitive. The service impeccable. I have recommend friends to GCS and highly recommend them to you. GCS deserves a six star rating to be honest.
Slavica Sterjova
Slavica Sterjova
We wanted to say Thank you to Sam solistitor she was very helpful and prompt .We will use them again in future if needed, also recommended to anyone it is hassle free. Thanks again Sam & Team Koljo & Slavica Sterjov