Estate Planning Lawyers
In times where we are seeing an accumulation of wealth in various structures in and outside of superannuation, with an ageing population, the rise in blended families and the growing number of personal relationships ending in separation, you must ensure that you have a comprehensive estate plan for you and your loved ones.
Failing to adequately consider the transfer of wealth to your loved ones or having a simple will may cost your loved ones unnecessary trauma and legal costs in disputing your estate in the courts.
We have extensive expertise in comprehensive estate planning, preparation of wills, testamentary trusts and the administration of deceased estates which assist in the creation and transfer of wealth.
· Wills and Testamentary Trusts
· General and limited Powers of Attorney
· Enduring Powers of Attorney for financial matters
· Appointments of Enduring Guardians for lifestyle and medical matters
· Advanced Medical Directives
· Assistance with guardianship or administration appointments
· Sophisticated Testamentary Trusts
· Protective Trusts
· Discretionary Family Trusts
· Special Disability Trusts
· Will disputes and contested estates
· Family provision claims
· Challenging or defending a Will Probate and administration
Some Estate Planning Insights
- 22NovHow a High Court ruling might change the face of Family Law in Australia for Prenuptial or financial agreements. The following article is based on a judgment in the High Court in the past week,...7SepGiven Australia’s ageing population, the importance of Australians needing to appoint a trusted person(s) through an enduring power of attorney is now a priority for many advisors who understand the risks. However, many Australians are...
- 23MayWith the growing number of blended families, the need for parents to financially assist their children and stepchildren in purchasing property, the aging group of baby boomers, the growing number of Self-Managed Superannuation Funds and...22MarWhat is a Testamentary Trust? The implementation of a testamentary trust in your estate plan allows you to set up a method of managing the income and capital of your estate for the benefit of...