Planning for the Future Workshop

Online Workshop

Disability Law Queensland's legal practitioner will be delivering the workshops for planning for the future for people with a disability

Disability Law Queensland’s legal practitioner assist families to develop their succession plans, including preparing Wills and providing advice about Trusts. Understanding the impact your estate plan can have on someone with a disability.

The Estate Planning workshop provides an overview of the legal considerations for making an effective Disability Will, setting up a Special Disability Trust and considering future accommodation needs.

Questions to consider for Estate Planning – How much should I leave? Should all my children get an equal share (regardless of disabilities)? Can the inheritance be managed on their behalf?  If so, how and by whom? Will the inheritance affect eligibility for government benefits? What happens to the inheritance if they die?

Guardianship, Administration, & Enduring Power of Attorney Workshop to help you understanding the legal options when it comes to supporting and making decisions on behalf of an adult with disability or impaired decision-making, as well as giving you a clear idea of what plans you can set for a child who may need decision making assistance when they become an adult.

How do I continue to support financial management after my child turns 18? How do I prove I have a right to support my loved one’s decision making? What are my obligations in supporting decision making?

Wills & Trusts Training

Online Workshop

A question we’re often asked is: ‘What will happen to the money that I leave my family member when they die because they don’t have capacity to make a will?’ And, ‘Can my family member make a will?’

In this free, six part-series Aimee sets out the tools and solutions available to help you achieve your estate-planning objectives and answer your commonly asked questions. Once you have signed up, you will receive a weekly email on one of the below topics for six weeks.

  • Week 1: Introduction
  • Week 2: A good life
  • Week 3: Wills
  • Week 4: Testamentary Trusts
  • Week 5: Special Disability Trusts
  • Week 6: Wills for people with intellectual impairments

By the end of the series you will have the knowledge to ensure that the work you and your family do for your loved ones can be sustained and maintained into the future so your family member has a good life–now, tomorrow and in the future.

Decision Making

Online Workshop

One of the most common reasons people come to see us at Disability Law Queensland is to find out about their legal right to make a decision on behalf of a family member with an intellectual impairment.

In this free, six part-series, you will learn about the different legal options available to you if you need to make a decision on behalf of an adult who may not always have the ability to make one for themselves. Once you have signed up, you will receive a weekly email on one of the below topics for six weeks.

  • Week 1: Introduction
  • Week 2: Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Week 3: Capacity
  • Week 4: Informal Decision Making
  • Week 5: Guardianship and Administration
  • Week 6: Obtaining an Order

By the end of the series you will understand how you can continue to make decisions for an adult who has impaired decision-making capacity and how to plan for their future, so that if you are unable to assist with decision-making any longer, there are other arrangements in place.