Call us to arrange for a free of charge appointment to discuss which of the above will be perfect for your specific circumstances.
With an Enduring Power of Attorney you appoint someone (called your Attorney) to make your financial decisions on your behalf when you are incapable of doing so due to an injury or illness.
We will only require a few basic information from you to enable us to draft your Enduring Power of Attorney. Please call us for more information.
An Enduring Power of Guardianship is a legal document that authorises a person of your choice, to make important personal decisions on your behalf should you ever lose the ability to make these decisions yourself. Your guardian could be authorised to make decisions about things such as where you live, what education and training you receive and who you associate with.
We will only require a few basic information from you to enable us to draft your Enduring Power of Guardianship. Please call us for more information.
An Advance Health Directive allows you to plan what medical treatment or health care you would like in the event that you cannot make decisions for yourself. You might feel strongly about whether or not you want to receive life-sustaining measures to prolong your life, or decide to specify that you would like life-sustaining measures withheld or withdrawn in certain situations, such as if you were to have:
Please call us for more information.
It's important to have the right emotional and professional support during difficult times. Ideally, this support should take as much stress away from you as possible. Fort Knox Legal can provide the needed support and advice to you as executor as well as beneficiary of a deceased estate.
Being the executor of a Will is a responsible position, which may trigger liability. You therefore want to ensure that you satisfy all your executor's duties and exercise your rights in the proper manner. We have extensive experience in this area.
Our services include:
If the deceased did not leave a valid Will or the Will does not name an executor, you may wish to obtain a grant of Letters of Administration to enable you to administer the estate assets.
Our services in this area include:
The passing of loved one or business associate is an emotionally difficult time for those involved and even more so, if faced with a dispute. In these circumstances, our litigation lawyers provide support as experienced mediators who are frequently faced with interesting and unique circumstances that require creative solutions.
Fort Knox Legal has the experience and knowledge to help you understand and cope with the complexities of estate litigation. We can advise you of your options and provide support and representation through the dispute resolution process.
Fort Knox Legal has extensive experience in providing federal, state and international tax advice. Our thorough understanding of the tax laws enables us to ask you the right questions and precisely identify the applicable technical issues.
Our tax advisory team has extensive experience in advising corporate and commercial clients in relation to:
Fort Knox Legal provides specialist superannuation and self managed superannuation fund (SMSF) advice in all areas of superannuation law.
Buying a property in a SMSF
The advantage of having an SMSF is based on four main elements:
One feature that may have great appeal and utility is the ability to purchase real estate using your SMSF. SMSFs, like all types of superannuation funds, often have a portfolio which may include direct investment in real estate. There are a number of ways in which a property can be acquired and owned by an SMSF.
If you are interested in purchasing property using your SMSF, detailed legal and financial advice will ensure that you take advantage of all the tax benefits and maximise your return.
We have a proven track record of assisting clients and accountants to resolve complex disputes with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).
We work with, and support accountants in managing their clients' taxation affairs before disputes arise. We will review existing documentation and procedures and identify areas of non-compliance. We will assist if and when it's necessary, to negotiate with the ATO about voluntary disclosures and private rulings.
Once legal proceedings with the ATO have commenced or are imminent, we assist clients in adopting a strategic and well managed approach to the legal proceedings against the ATO.
If you are involved in legal proceedings with the ATO, or are considering an appeal from an ATO decision, Fort Knox Legal will be able to assist.
Property remains a major driver of business and investment. Clear and concise advice helps to debunk fears surrounding the many facets of land and fixtures.
We offer a complete suite of land services including:
Our clients benefit from timeous, business focused services. We offer a wide range of standard and bespoke agreements, including:
Employment Law incorporates much more than merely the legislative requirements. Also included are common law principles, work health and safety, training and employee wellness.
Please contact us to discuss:
Lenders will often require a borrower or guarantor to obtain independent legal advice to prove all obligations and consequences have been fully explained. Our fixed fee includes:
Commercial leases are long term, complex arrangements with significant financial implications. These contracts are under certain circumstance also subject to the provisions of the Commercial Tenancy (Retail Shops) Agreements Act 1985.
We offer a fixed fee service for commercial leases which includes:
For a small surcharge we can also assist with the disclosure statement as prescribed by the Retail Shops Act.
Binding financial agreements are made to regulate the arrangement between soon to be married, married and de facto spouses. Included are pre- and post-nuptial contracts, cohabitation and separation pacts as well as divorce agreements. Our fixed fee includes:
Please remember that one of the parties will still need to obtain additional independent legal advice on the agreement to make sure all matters are explained and disclosed.