ESTATE AND ASSET PLANNING

Asset Protection​

You work hard. You have done well.

Yet, being in business places those assets at risk. No matter how good a businessperson you are, there can always be an event which you can’t control, but for which you may be personally liable.

It makes sense to take steps to protect your assets.

We investigate how your assets are structured, and devise a plan under which you can minimise your risk of losing everything if one of life’s tragedies were to befall you.

Estate Planning

We will all pass on eventually.  When that happens, how will your family cope? Do you have complex asset structures? Do you have an extended family, perhaps including defacto partners and step-children? Do you have concerns about one or more persons challenging your will, or claiming more than you wish to leave them?

Careful thought and preparation can reduce, and even eliminate these issues. As with most things, time spent in advance ensuring that your affairs are well ordered, and control mechanisms are in place, can dramatically improve the outcomes for the family members you leave behind – and, importantly, maximise the prospect that your assets go to the person(s), in the share(s) that you decide.

Come and speak to us for a comprehensive review of your estate planning.

CONTACTS FOR THIS AREA OF LAW
Andrew Smyth

Andrew Smyth

Commercial Law Court Work & Litigation Family & De Facto Law Wills and Estates
With 30 years’ experience working in and managing business, Andrew Smyth is sought after by industry and commerce for his specialist knowledge in structuring, regulatory compliance…
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Sean Powell

Sean Powell

Court Work & Litigation Wills and Estates
Sean specialises in estate disputes, estate administration and estate planning, with a particular emphasis on contested wills. In line with his Succession Law focus, he has…
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Chris Kohler

Chris Kohler

Court Work & Litigation Wills and Estates
Chris is a senior litigation solicitor, specialising in resolving commercial disputes and deceased estate disputes. His 30 years of experience in litigation have seen him resolve…
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Nathan Rutherford

Nathan Rutherford

Wills and Estates
After graduating in 2016 with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (with distinction) and being admitted as a solicitor in the…
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Allison Kelly

Allison Kelly

Wills and Estates
Intrigued by law and justice in Australia, Allison pursued a path in the legal profession through rigorous studies during 2012 to 2018 and achieved both a Bachelor…
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Isabella Phillips

Isabella Phillips

Court Work & Litigation Family & De Facto Law Wills and Estates
Bell is a solicitor in our Succession & Litigation team and has taken to specialising in estate litigation. Bell graduated from Bond University with a double degree in…
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