At Bradley Lawyers we understand that every business and personal situation is unique.
We take the time to understand your personal and business circumstances in order to give you the best advice for your particular needs. We ask you the right questions to ensure you receive the right advice. We have gained a reputation for our professionalism and service, and we pride ourselves on our ability to provide clear and understandable advice for your legal matters.
Bradley Lawyers is an established legal practice with over thirty years of professional experience, based in North Balwyn, in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.Contact Us
Thinking about starting a business but don’t know how to structure it? Ask us about unit and discretionary trusts to protect your assets, minimise your tax liability and reduce your risk of claims being made under family law or debt recovery proceedings. If you are purchasing or selling a business, we will advise you on all legal considerations and work closely with your accountant to ensure suitable transactions terms are in place.
We appreciate that buying or selling property is a big decision and can be a stressful experience. We can assist you with residential and commercial matters including off the plan contracts, strata titles, property developments, subdivisions, partitions and commercial and residential leases. Our clients include small and large scale developers, investors and first home buyers. It is important that lease terms and conditions are thoroughly understood to ensure they match your needs.
As our population’s life expectancy continues to grow, a longer term, multi-generational approach to estate planning is fundamental in ensuring your family is properly looked after both during your lifetime and when you are no longer able to do so. We understand your circumstances are unique. Contact us today to discuss minimising the chance that your estate is exposed to the costs and delays associated with contest and litigation proceedings.
Who will be your executor? Who will be beneficiaries of your estate and what effect will their inheritance have on their personal circumstances? Have you considered the impact of marriage, divorce, disabilities, property or business purchase or sale, death of a beneficiary or change of assets? We know the potential pitfalls of inadequate Wills and can advise you as to the benefits of using different trust structures. Ensure you are able to be cared for by someone you choose if you are unable to care for yourself by having Powers of Attorney and Medical Treatment Decision Makers.
If you are appointed an executor you may be required to obtain a Grant of Probate from the Supreme Court of Victoria. Making an application for a Grant is overwhelming in what is already an emotionally stressful time. The role of the executor is extensive and dealing with any simmering family disputes is the last thing you want to face when you’re grieving. Alternatively, do you want to challenge a will, dispute bequests and inheritances? Ask us how.
Getting older and dealing with the impact on your own financial and physical independence can be both stressful and frustrating, as can dealing with a parent or family member who is losing their independence. We understand that the legal issues facing elder members of our society are becoming increasingly important. We can assist with estate planning, retirement living at home and in higher care facilities, and funding decisions. Powers of Attorney, Guardianship, determining capacity and concerns about personal welfare are areas in which we have extensive experience.