Engage with us in all your conveyancing matters and we will co-ordinate the purchase or sale of your property with ease. A potentially complex process is facilitated in our experienced and capable hands; attention to detail, accuracy and meeting deadlines is what we do best. Your urgent matters are ours too, and a swift and successful transaction is the aim.
Our services include but are not limited to:
Preparation of Sale and Purchase documentation
Off the Plan Sale Contracts
Related party Transfers
Complex property law issues
Land & compulsory acquisition
LITIGATION, BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION
The process of taking legal action can be confronting and difficult.Conducting a lawsuit on your behalf is our specialty. We co-ordinate dispute resolution of private law issues between individuals, business entities and non-profit organisations. We have a particular expertise in resolving property and building disputes where we successfully provide support to purchasers, vendors, owners, occupiers, developers, builders, sub-contractors and a wide variety of tradespeople, in a timely and cost effective manner. It’s in our best interests, and yours, to take prompt, decisive action to remedy your situation. It is our goal to obtain the best possible outcome for our clients, every time, and ensure the process is as smooth as possible.
We keep you well informed and empower you to take control of your circumstance. We have significant experience in achieving the best results for our clients in VCAT, Magistrates’ Court, County Court, Federal Magistrates Court and Supreme Court of Victoria.
Our services include but are not limited to:
Representing Plaintiffs and Defendants in all Claims in all Courts
Insolvency & liquidation
Claims for recovery of debts
Breach of contract
Misleading and deceptive conduct
WILL DISPUTES AND ESTATE CLAIMS
Imagine if a family member or loved one has passed away and you have not been provided with adequate provision from the Deceased’s Estate for your proper maintenance and support. We offer you expert knowledge in challenging the Deceased’s Will and/or Estate and we have considerable expertise in instigating Part IV Testator Family Maintenance (under the Administration and Probate Act 1958 (Cth)) claims to maximise your entitlements. We understand that Estate matters are complex issues that require the utmost attention and technical expertise, which is why our efficient Estates team will always be able to provide a dedicated approach to your case to ascertain the key issues and determine the best way forward.
Our skilled Estates team has worked in all matters of Estate litigation, including the following areas:
Disputing the validity of a Will by reason of fraud, duress or doubt as to the Testator’s mental and testamentary capacity.
Maintaining the validity of a Will by reason of the Testator’s mental and testamentary capacity as confirmed by medical letters/reports.
Initiating proceedings against the Deceased’s Estate if you were left out of a Will and you seek adequate provision from the Estate, or if you were included in a Will but you were not adequately provided for.
Defending claims made against the Deceased Estate.
It is essential that you make a Will for the future of your family and your loved ones, or if you wish to distribute your accumulated assets for your general peace of mind. We are able to draft basic or complex Wills to appropriately reflect your wishes and to provide the security of your assets for your intended beneficiaries.
We understand that the distribution of your Estate is a significant life decision, therefore, we take time to carefully consider the multifaceted nature of your Will, including:
Your list of beneficiaries, which can include friends, family and charitable organisations.
Any specific bequests of assets or funds to your beneficiaries, or a more general division of a percentage share of your Estate to your beneficiaries.
Any exclusion clauses to leave out people whom you do not wish to share in your Estate.
Funeral provisions and burial/cremation instructions.
Appointment of guardians for your minor children (including Trustee clauses).
POWERS OF ATTORNEY
A time may arise when you are incapable of handling your own affairs and you require an Attorney to act on your behalf. In such a circumstance, Ascot Solicitors can draft Power of Attorney documents to appoint an Attorney of your choice to act on your behalf and more importantly, to act in your best interests. You may require a Financial Power of Attorney, if, for example, you need to travel overseas for an extended period of time and you require someone trustworthy in Australia to perform banking duties or sign financial documents, such as Contracts, on your behalf. As well, a Medical Power of Attorney is a worthwhile safeguard in the event that you become incapacitated and you require a dependable person to make decisions about medical treatment on your behalf.
Similarly, you may require a Guardianship Power of Attorney if you are of advanced years and your personal health status necessitates the appointment of a Guardian to take care of your wellbeing. No matter what situation you are facing, our legal team has proficient experience in drafting Financial, Medical and Guardianship Powers of Attorney to assist you with the current and future management of your affairs, so that any decisions that you are unable to make can be made by your trusted Attorney
FAMILY/ DEFACTO LAW
Navigating the area of Family Law can be unsettling, at the very least. Resolving family-related matters and domestic relations can be challenging when tensions are high and there is a lot at stake. Our approach is compassionate, yet focused. We are aware that you are on an emotional journey, which will extend well beyond the legal process. We recognise that our role is to keep you informed of your rights, your entitlements, your obligations and lead the way to a resolution.