We can assist you in the following areas:

Wills + Estates

We assist clients with all aspects of estate planning from the preparation of wills to advising on the succession of complex legal structures.

We have experience in looking after the estate planning needs of mums and dads right through to high net worth individuals and family offices.

 

Wills and Estate Planning

We can assist you with:

  • Wills
  • Testamentary discretionary trusts
  • Enduring powers of attorney
  • Enduring powers of guardianship
  • Advanced health directives ( “living wills” )
  • Court ordered wills; (section 40 Wills Act 1970)
  • Succession of discretionary trusts, private companies + business assets
  • Superannuation + SMSF succession
  • Farm succession planning
  • Letters of wishes
  • Discretionary trust deeds + reviews
  • Advice on resisting claims against estate monies by creditors / other family members
  • Charitable trusts + philanthropy

 

Estates + Estate Administration

The death of a family member or friend is often a very difficult and stressful time. Our team of estate lawyers can assist you with the following:

  • Grants of probate; (including solemn form)
  • Letters of administration
  • Estate + inheritance disputes
  • Family Provisions Act claims
  • Estate administration advice
  • Executor advice
  • Distribution of estate assets to beneficiaries
  • Probate caveats
  • Superannuation Complaints Tribunal Applications
  • Survivorship applications (transfers on death of a joint tenant)

 

State Administrative Tribunal – Applications under Guardianship and Administration Act

  • Representation and advice
  • Applications for:
    • Appointment of guardians and administrators
    • Setting aside existing enduring powers of attorney and guardianship
    • Directions concerning the exercise of attorney’s powers.
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