Below is a list of the top and leading Estate Planning Lawyers in Hobart. To help you find the best Estate Planning Lawyers located near you in Hobart, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
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Hobart’s Best Estate Planning Lawyers:
The top rated Estate Planning Lawyers in Hobart are:
- Bridget Rheinberger – Tremayne Fay Rheinberger Lawyers
- Tim Tierney – Tierney Law
- Justin Otlowski – Simmons Wolfhagen
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Tremayne Fay Rheinberger Lawyers
Bridget Rheinberger had a small business background before entering practice in 2005. Bridget has specialised in the area of wills and estates since that time, becoming known for her work both inside and outside the legal profession. She currently teaches the Wills and Estates component of the Tasmanian Legal Practice Course (UTAS).
She is a people person who enjoys using her skills with detail to help clients establish estate plans that produce a result that is best suited for each individual’s circumstances. She is a regular guest on ABC Local Radio discussing these topics, as well as being a member of the Elder Law and Succession Committee of the Law Society of Tasmania. She is a long-standing supporter of the advancement of women in the legal profession and is a former President of Tasmanian Women Lawyers Inc. and former Director of Australian Women Lawyers Limited.
Wills and Estate Planning particularly testamentary trusts and complex blended family situations, Estate Administration and Advice, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Enduring Guardianships
“Lawyers are very nice and good at what they do. Such a life saver!” – Mario Moore
Tim Tierney has a general practice in commercial, property, Wills and Estates. He does not conduct litigation files.
He was a member of the Property and Commercial Law Committee for the Law Society of Tasmania for over two decades and served as its chair. He has represented the Law Society on various committees and liaison groups with government and non-government bodies, including the Australian Property Law Group of the Law Council, Australia’s peak legal industry body. He was awarded the 2011 Presidents Award by the Law Society for service to the profession.
Estate Planning, Superannuation, Ownership Structure, New Relationships, Asset Protection, Property
“I was having an extremely frustrating time getting a particular piece of documentation sorted for a place i was buying in Victoria. I walked in and Tim stopped whatever he was doing to help me and didn’t charge me for it at all (it was a relatively small matter that took about 30 minutes). greatly appreciated.” – Peter B.
Justin Otlowski is widely considered to be one of Tasmania’s leading practitioners in Wills and Estate Planning law and consequently his services are in high demand.
Many clients benefit from his insightful advice and experience in the drafting and interpretation of wills and his efficient and effective administration of estates. He takes a pragmatic approach to his work and appreciates that trust is a key factor in building a client relationship. He believes that discussing and understanding the unique circumstances of each client is essential in tailoring an effective solution.
He also acts in equity and estate litigation matters which includes providing advice about claims under the Testator’s Family Maintenance Act. He regularly appears as counsel before the Supreme Court of Tasmania involving claims under this Act.
Disputes about testamentary capacity, Disputes about the formal validity of Wills, Making (or defending) claims against an estate pursuant to the Testator’s Family Maintenance Act 1912 (Tas), Making (or defending) claims relating to the administration of an estate or trust, Construction of Wills (interpreting what a Will means), Rectification of Wills (fixing problems with Wills), Statutory Will applications, representation and advice, Disputes between beneficiaries and Executors, and between beneficiaries and Trustees, Equitable disputes, including estoppel and constructive trust claims, Disputes and claims involving acts by Attorneys, Disputes involving family farms, Advice and representation in relation to Guardianship & Administration Board proceedings, Agency services for law firms located outside Tasmania
“Walker has been my family’s lawyer for more than all my life. There is no other practicing person in this town that I would trust to best manage my affairs.” – Peter Lawler