Trusts & Estates

It is sound principle that when you consult a lawyer you ensure that every aspect of your estate will be handled professionally with personal attention to every detail.

At Johnston and Partners, having had many years of experience in this field, we understand the need to approach complex issues creatively, with your interests in mind, and how to protect you against future legal problems. Having a relationship of confidence and trust with the person who will be your executor and trustee is very important.

At Johnston and Partners we express the profound view that every living person ought to have a will and in particular where you own property, have business interests and the like, in order to ensure that your estate devolves in accordance with your wishes and not in accordance with the laws of intestate succession.

At Johnston and Partners we will manage the administration of an estate professionally, sensitively and efficiently to enable the family to move on with their lives. Our Estates attorneys will remove the burden of the estate administration from you and you will be kept informed of what processes are taking place and what to expect in the future. The time required to wind up an estate will differ according to the assets and liabilities involved in the estate.

Johnston and Partners over many years have gained invaluable knowledge in the law of Trusts. As such our attorneys are adequately suited to guide you through all the processes and in particular explain the variable trusts that can be formed, their pros and cons, in an easily understandable manner. In practice a trust deed is the initiating document to the formation of a trust. In essence it is a contractual arrangement between a Founder and the Trustees, in terms of which the assets of the trust are placed under the administration and control of the Trustees for the benefit of the beneficiaries.

At Johnston and Partners we understand the importance of estate planning and we are happy to discuss this with you.

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