Kiri Edyvean

Kiri is a Senior Lawyer in our Estate Planning Team.

Biography

After graduating from the Queensland University of Technology with first class honours, I initially commenced my legal career in Brisbane before returning to Toowoomba in 2012. I have worked exclusively in structuring, estate planning and estate administration since this time.

I assist clients across the spectrum: from young couples preparing their first Will, to families looking to protect their adult children’s inheritance, to older couples transitioning to retirement. I believe that estate planning is often placed in the ‘too hard’ basket – I enjoy making the process smooth and streamlined for my clients. You would be surprised how often I hear at the end of a matter “that was much easier than I expected”. I believe that whilst the law may be complex, the process need not be.

I have a particular passion for asset protection strategies, estate planning for families where a beneficiary has a disability, and post-death Superannuation disputes.

I work closely with Leanne Matthewson and Tom McVeigh to assist families with succession planning, due diligence reviews and equity transfer strategies.

What do I love about my job? To be honest, it is the little things that clients say which forms the best part of my job “I’m so glad we came to see you”, “We couldn’t have done this without you” and “I’m going to tell my children to come see you”.

I am a mother of 3 (including a set of twins) and actively involved with the Toowoomba and District Multiple Birth Association. Our family also includes a cat (“Tyrion”) and a pug (“Khaleesi”).

Outside of work, I am a keen traveller and a (not as keen) home renovator.

Practice Areas

Qualifications & Reputation

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) – Queensland University of Technology

  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice – Griffith University

Associations

  • Member of Queensland Law Society

  • Member of Downs and South Western Queensland Law Association

  • Committee Member of the Toowoomba and District Multiple Birth Association

  • Member of Women on the Move

Articles

What Advice does an Executor Need?

An executor is the person responsible for administering a will. The role of an executor involves: identifying and collecting the…

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Business Succession and Discretionary Trusts

A fundamental part of any estate and succession planning exercise is to identify: the assets you wish to pass control…

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How Can I Avoid a Family Member Bringing a Claim Against My Estate?

by Leanne Matthewson & Rebecca Burness If you are in a blended family, have a child who is a “black sheep”…

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Superannuation, Binding Death Benefit Nominations and Attorneys

The recent case of Re Narumon Pty Ltd [2018] QSC 185 is an important decision for those advising in relation…

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How to Avoid a Superannuation Death Benefit Dispute

When you die, the distribution of your Superannuation Death Benefits (which consists of your superannuation contributions and any life insurance…

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Contact Information

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