Led by our Principal and accredited Wills & Estates specialist Aaron Jolly, the team at Whyte Just & Moore has experienced and compassionate team who are able to assist you

  • Will preparation (simple and complex, including testamentary trusts)

  • Advice concerning superannuation death benefits and death benefit nominations

  • Estate planning for trusts and business succession

  • Enduring Powers of Attorney and Appointment of medical treatment decision maker

  • Obtaining Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration

  • Administering estates

  • Litigation arising from estates, including challenges to Wills

  • Retirement village or nursing home agreements

  • Applications for the appointment of Administrators or Guardians at VCAT

Our Wills and Estates team at Whyte Just & Moore includes a Law Institute of Victoria Wills and Estates Accredited Specialist together with the best Geelong lawyers and experienced paralegals.

Wills, testamentary trusts and succession planning

We provide accurate legal advice to various clients, ranging from people with modest assets to people leaving large legacies to their family or other beneficiaries.

Our experienced Geelong lawyers will meet with you to ensure we understand your situation before preparing a clear, tailor-made will that accurately describes your wishes.  Depending on your circumstances, we can advise you on creating various trusts to protect the gifts to your loved ones..

Enduring Powers of Attorney and Appointment of medical treatment decision maker

Enduring Powers of Attorney allow you to give another person power to make certain decisions for you, or to enter into certain transactions on your behalf in the event you lose the capacity to make those decisions yourself.

An Appointment of medical treatment decision maker allows you to give another person the authority to make medical treatment decisions on your behalf in the event you are unable to make those decisions yourself.

As one of Geelong’s best law firms, we assist clients in preparing and executing the Enduring Powers of Attorney for financial and personal matters and the appointment of a medical treatment decision maker. We can provide practical legal advice on which powers would be appropriate in certain circumstances and advise who would be the most appropriate person to be given those powers.

Estate administration

Settling an estate can be overwhelming after the loss of a loved one. With vast experience in administering deceased estates from simple affairs to the most complex estates, our legal expertise enables us to provide you with compassionate, yet practical legal advice to carry out all parts of the estate administration process from probate to estate taxation.

Superannuation death benefits

Many people are surprised to learn their superannuation benefits do not necessarily form part of their estate and therefore are not necessarily distributed in accordance with their Wills. The Wills and Estates team at Whyte Just & Moore can provide you with strategic advice about distributing your superannuation benefits.

Disputed estates and disputed superannuation death benefits

Our accredited specialist and senior lawyers within our wills & estates team has extensive legal experience in assisting clients with making a claim against a deceased estate or defending claims made against a deceased estate.  We can also assist clients with disputing the decisions of superannuation fund trustees concerning the payment of superannuation death benefits.

We understand the highly sensitive nature of estate disputes and superannuation death benefit disputes offering practical legal advice to our clients to help our clients try to resolve the dispute.

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Contact the best Geelong Wills & Estates lawyers

If you need legal assistance contact our Wills & Estates legal team on 03 5222 2077 for a no-obligation discussion with expert legal advice or contact one of our Wills & Estates lawyers listed below directly.

Servicing Geelong, The Bellarine Peninsula, and the Surf Coast regions for over 140 years with expert legal advice, Whyte Just & Moore can assist you with all of your wills, estate administration, enduring Power of Attorney, or disputed estate matters. Contact us on 03 5222 2077 or email info@wjmlawyers.com.au

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AARON JOLLY

Principal/Accredited Specialist in Wills and Estates

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ALISON MITCHELL

Practice Manager & Senior Lawyer In Wills & Estates

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MELISSA PURCELL

Lawyer

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DEBBIE LEAR

Legal Executive / Probate Clerk

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