The law does not allow people to just make wills as they wish.
Any will that fails to make proper provision for an individual, does not deal with all estate assets or is suspicious may be challenged in the courts.
If you feel that you have been left out or treated unfairly by a will, if you are an executor needing to defend an estate from potential challenges, or if you simply need to plan for the future, it pays to have the expertise of Robert Minter and his team on your side.
Robert Minter and his team are experts in all areas of estate planning. Estate planning goes beyond simply preparing a will, and includes:
- superannuation and trusts,
- powers of attorney and enduring guardianship
- interpreting wills,
- advising executors and trustees,
- applying for Probate or Letters of Administration,
- distributing estate assets, and
- general estate management.
Commercial and Corporate
Robert Minter has long-standing experience in all areas of commercial and corporate law, and can lend expertise to matters such as:
- creation, purchase or sale of business,
- business structures, including partnerships, trusts and joint ventures,
- copyright and intellectual property, including licensing, franchising and trademarks,
- advice for charities and other not-for-profits, and
- lending and security market-related issues.
Decisions relating to property are extremely significant and often stressful. Robert Minter and his team aim to make the process as seamless as possible, whatever the nature of the matter might be. This includes:
- contracts for sale or purchase,
- property negotiations and settlement,
- commercial and retail leases and subleases,
- mortgages, refinancing and deposit bonds, and
- property development.
Trusts come in many forms and it can be difficult to structure them correctly. Robert Minter has a strong understanding of all forms of trusts, having lectured at the College of Law on the subject, and is able to assist in areas such as:
- drafting, creating, operating and reviewing trusts,
- advising accountants,
- tax minimisation, and
- protection from family law claims and debt-recovery proceedings.