Evelyn Abadines is the Principal of ABS Succession Lawyers. She has over 19 years’ experience in the focus areas of estate planning and estate administration around Australia and the U.K. She strongly believes that effective, efficient and appropriate succession planning is vital for each and every individual irrespective of their background.
Evelyn started her experience in law as a legal secretary and progressed to a paralegal role. She loved the ability to help people in a different way and decided to study law. Evelyn was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2012. Since 2012, Evelyn has gained experience in a range of law firms including mid-tier multi-disciplinary firms, not-for-profit disability law firms and in-house roles within ANZ Private Bank and Equity Trustees.
Passionate about volunteer work and helping those from all walks of life, Evelyn has previously sat on the boards of the Filipino Community Council of Queensland, Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland as well as being elected to be the Queensland Youth Representative for the Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia. Evelyn has also served the legal community by sitting as a Committee Member for the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Queensland Branch and in May 2020 was elected as a Committee Member for STEP WA Branch for the 2020/2021 year. Evelyn also offers pro-bono advice through Law Access and St John Giving in Western Australia.
In Evelyn’s spare time she loves adventuring with her husband, training and entertaining their spoilt puppy, building her strength through powerlifting, reading books in a range of genres from biographies to fantasy novels and watching any and every documentary. Evelyn’s love for books overflowed into completing a Masters of Creative Industries (Creative Writing) in 2014 but is yet to finish drafting her first novel.
AREAS OF LAW
- Wills, Power of Attorney & Guardianship
- Succession Planning
- Deceased Estates
- Companies, Trusts, Partnerships & Superannuation
- Disability Law