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J Hamilton & Associates is a long-standing, leading law firm offering a broad range of legal services, specialising in family law.

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Elder Care

Whether you are aging gracefully or disgracefully, you have the choice – and the right – to a clear understanding and a heard voice when it comes to your health, wellbeing and living arrangements.

That’s why J. Hamilton & Associates are committed to working with our community’s seniors and their families to ensure the best possible outcomes, to give peace of mind and contentment at a time when enjoyment of life should be paramount.

Our experienced team are here to provide support and advice on your next step to make it easier on yourself and your loved ones.​

We are here to help you navigate this path to make it as stress-free as possible

Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Advanced Health Directives

Knowing your final wishes will be not only upheld, but protected, can give you and your family peace of mind and comfort when it matters most. Having an up to date Will, assures you of a fair distribution of your estate.

Having the guidance from one of J. Hamilton & Associates’ experienced solicitors lends that extra reassurance that your wishes will be upheld and also works to minimise the chances of conflict or further hurt.

Appointing someone as an Enduring Power of Attorney and setting in place Advanced Health Directives will ensure your life and welfare is in safe hands should you be unable to make important decisions for yourself. These are your trusted representatives, appointed to act on your behalf if you become incapacitated.


Transitioning from independent lifestyle to retirement village or nursing home

Leaving your family home and the memories therein, is never easy. It’s even more difficult when you are left with paperwork, forms and many questions about what happens to your assets, your money – including your pension – and your entire way of life.

The team at J. Hamilton & Associates can help you and your family understand the fine print and give you the peace of mind and clarity you and your family need to make an informed decision.


Perusing retirement village and nursing home contracts

Understanding contracts is never easy, which is why the J. Hamilton & Associates team is here to help you understand exactly what you need to know. We can help you and your family through the sometimes confusing journey, and we will protect your privacy and best interests to give you the peace of mind you need to make such an important move.


Selling your home

When the time comes to sell, you need someone to take care of the contracts. It can be emotional leaving the place you’ve called home and it’s a time to reflect on the memories made or the future ahead. J. Hamilton & Associates will lead you through the contracts and your rights and obligations as a seller, and ensure you understand what’s going on and what it means to you.

Our team will also ensure you are kept informed of money transfers, settlement proceedings and other contract deadlines and obligations.


Applications for appointment of a guardian in the absence of an enduring power of attorney

While appointing an Enduring Power of Attorney is the most assured way of protecting your assets and interests, for many reasons this is not always possible. So, when the need arises to appoint a guardian in the absence of an Enduring Power of Attorney, J. Hamilton & Associate’s team can work with you to make application and ensure you are supported and understand your rights and responsibilities. We will lead you through the process and ensure a fair and just outcome.


Assistance with abusive family members

Elder abuse, family violence and intimidation, are increasingly prevalent in our community. Jenny Hamilton and Louise Sawtell are both Queensland Law Society Accredited Family Law Specialists, Independent Children’s Lawyers, and Australian National Accredited Mediators.

Both Jenny and Louise are also members of AIFLAM (Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators) which commands rigorous and regular auditing and accreditation to ensure the highest professional standards.