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WILLS, ESTATE PLANNING & DECEASED ESTATES

As experienced real estate dispute lawyers, we understand your need for transparency, and we will always be open with our processes and fees. With our proven track record of delivering results for individuals and businesses, you can trust you are in safe hands. Speak to our qualified local real estate dispute lawyers to find out how we can help you today.

Our estate planning lawyers take the time to understand your circumstances and objectives and tailor a solution for you to achieve your outcomes in providing for your family and enabling smooth succession of your estate assets.  It is important to properly consider and design strategies and structures to protect and plan the management of your assets, both during your life and after your death.

We know that, sometimes there can be disagreements in a family or some family members can feel that the distribution of an estate is unbalanced.  We can assist to reduce the chance of those disputes at the outset by designing a thoughtful succession and estate management structure including a Will or testamentary trust, but if those types of disputes do occur, our estate litigation lawyers can guide you through the process and assist to achieve a sensible outcome with a minimum of fuss.  Our focus is on providing practical and helpful guidance and reducing the impact and strain on you and your loved ones.

Our team can assist you with:

  • advice on business and family succession structures,

  • preparation of simple and complex Wills and testamentary trust arrangements,

  • succession and estate planning advice and structures,

  • management of family disputes and contested Wills,

  • Powers of Attorney and other structures to assist flexibility with your personal and business affairs,

  • estate administration, Probate and Letters of Administration, and

  • restructuring

We understand your need for transparency, and we will always be open with our processes and fees. We provide results for individuals and businesses, so you can trust you, and your assets are in safe hands.  Speak to our estate planning lawyers to find out how we can help you today.

Our Wills, Estate Planning & Deceased Estates Services

Wills and Estate Planning

Deceased Estates

Estate Disputes

Who You’ll Work With

Peter Lumb
Andrew Lumb
Richard Hamilton
Stephanie Chafer

Topics We’ve Written About

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    Level 16, South Tower, Rialto Building, 525 Collins Street
    Melbourne, VIC 3000