From straight forward legal advice to the most complex of cases, Gadens’ team of Wills and Estates specialists has significant experience providing specialist estate planning, trust advice, superannuation and succession planning services to a wide range of clients.
Working closely with clients and their financial advisers, our team helps establish an initial estate planning strategy and draft realistic and comprehensive legal documentation for the smooth transition of our client’s assets, including real estate, business assets, shares, life insurance and personal effects.
We regularly advise in relation to the preparation of Powers of Attorney across all Australian jurisdictions, drafting wills including complex testamentary trusts, conducting estate planning for high-net worth individuals and trustee companies, acting in relation to grants of probate and reseals of probate, assisting with estate administration and non-estate assets such as superannuation death benefits, drawing binding and non-binding nominations in relation to superannuation funds and providing advice on the use of testamentary trusts, executor and trustee duties.
Highly-regarded and recognised for our ability to handle complex disputes, Gadens’ team has unrivalled experience when it comes to litigation on behalf of estates and represented persons. The nature of our work ranges from advising high-net-worth families and individuals who have national and international assets and national and international beneficiaries to those persons where probate or Letters of Administration have been granted in respect of very small assets. Our specific areas of expertise includes advising in relation to appointments of, or contested applications concerning administrators and guardians, contested wills, testator’s family maintenance applications, removal of trustees and life tenants, constructive trust claims, executor’s commission applications, applications to remove trustees and jurisdictional, cross border and domicile issues arising in international estates.