Judicate Lawyers recognize that the transfer of wealth from current generations to future generations is becoming increasingly important but difficult. Judicate Lawyers has the expertise to guide our clients smoothly through the process including advice on the taxation, probate and dispute resolution consequences of the future management of present day assets.
Through long experience, Judicate Lawyers has assembled a team equipped with knowledge to provide effective and timely advice and dispute resolution services in the following areas:
Wills – Contesting
Wills – Drafting
Wills – Disabled Children
Power of Attorney
Probate & Administration
Trusts (including Family and Fixed Trusts)
Judicate Lawyers commonly advise upon establishing and restructuring trusts within increasingly complex Commonwealth and State taxation regimes.
Judicate Lawyers always tries to avoid and minimize disputes but, when they do arise, we manage them efficiently and effectively whether for executors, testamentary trustees, beneficiaries, or, in a trusts context, for settlers, grantors, trustees or beneficiaries.
Recently, Judicate Lawyers acted on behalf of beneficiaries seeking to have the Supreme Court of Victoria replace executors and testamentary trustees.
We also advise on the restricted rights of persons seeking to claim provision for family maintenance under the Probate and Administration Act 1958 (Vic.) with effect where deceaseds are on or after 01 January 2015.
We also have experience in obtaining the reseals of probates originally granted in foreign jurisdictions whether common law.
Our team can also advise the administrators of intestate estates as well as the executors and trustees of probated estates in relation to administration, discharge of debts, distribution of bequests and devises, obtaining releases from beneficiaries, renunciation and surrender of testamentary gifts, maintaining estate, trust and annual accounts, preparing relevant tax reporting information and advising upon legal and tax planning issues as they arise.