At Danaher Legal we are proactive in supporting our private clients with their needs and planning for the future.
We regularly give advice on:
Binding Financial Agreements (this includes - pre, during & post marriage/relationship);
Child Support Trusts;
Defacto Financial Settlements;
Estate Challenges and Litigation;
Estate Succession Planning;
Family Charters and Constitutions;
Family Trust Structuring;
Independent Estate Executorships;
Inter-generational change in business ownership;
Mediations and Family Conferences;
Philanthropic and Legacy Planning;
Powers of Attorney (Individual & Business);
Residential & Rural Conveyancing;
Superannuation, SMSF and Testamentary Trusts;
Estate Planning is not just about making a Will or arranging Powers of Attorney. It is about planning your financial future to give you the peace of mind to avoid the many pitfalls that exist and achieving your financial and other goals whilst reducing the risks to you and your family.
Increasingly Estate Planning and Will making has become more dependent on documents other than your Will such as your superannuation policy, title deeds to your property, your life insurance policy, your Self Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) deed and business agreements.
The essential part of estate planning is to identify your assets, how these are owned (personally of through another structure such as a trust or company) and to identify the priorities most important to you in your Estate Planning.
Your priorities may change as your life changes. As your priorities change so should your Estate Plan. An Estate Plan is not static and should be reviewed with your changing circumstances.
At Danaher Legal we take a proactive and holistic approach to your estate plan. We believe the old adage is true that a “stitch in time will save nine”. Put simply, an estate plan is money well spent that will save you money in the future and give you peace of mind. The cost when something goes wrong can be significant, both financially and emotionally.
From the simplest documents to the complex, multilayered arrangements, Danaher Legal has
Grants of probate and letters of administration are collectively referred to as grants of representation. A grant of representation gives a person the legal right to administer the estate of a deceased person.
Probate is a legal document that certifies that a will is valid and can be acted upon.
Letters of administration are issued where the deceased has left no valid will.
Danaher Legal are experts when it comes to arranging the appropriate documentation on behalf of the executors or the legal next of kin. The process can be quite daunting for a newly appointed executor and we are here to assist, from obtaining probate/administration to managing the estate (collection and sale of assets and clearance of debts from the estate proceeds) and the distribution of proceeds to the beneficiaries, in accordance with the Will.