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  1. Why having a shareholders’ agreement is an important part of business succession planning : City Pacific Lawyers

    Why having a shareholders’ agreement is an important part of business succession planning

    5 | Oct 2020

    As a business owner, having a properly drafted shareholders’ agreement as part of your estate planning while not compulsory is a helpful document to assist you in succession planning when it comes to your business. What is a shareholders’ agreement? If there is more than one owner or founder of the business, shares determine what […]


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  2. The process of obtaining probate : City Pacific Lawyers

    The process of obtaining probate

    26 | Apr 2019

    Probate is a grant made by a Court that ‘proves’ the Will of a deceased person and vests title to estate assets in the executor/s. This is the official process that allows the executor to deal with the deceased’s estate. As the legal personal representative of the estate, the executor must determine the assets and […]


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  3. Challenging a Will in Victoria : City Pacific Lawyers

    Challenging a Will in Victoria

    24 | Nov 2016

    Claims can be made for further provision from a deceased estate if relatives or loved ones believe that insufficient provision has been made for them however, not everyone is entitled to challenge the validity of a Will. To be entitled to challenge you must have an “interest” in the deceased estate. That means you must […]


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  4. Being the executor in a deceased estate : City Pacific Lawyers

    Being the executor in a deceased estate

    20 | Oct 2016

    After a person dies someone has to look after the assets of that person and pay the person’s debt. Although the person is no longer here, his or her affairs must be finalised and the person to finalise the affairs is appointed by the Will of the deceased.   Where a person is appointed by […]


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  5. Beyond the four corners of the will : City Pacific Lawyers

    Beyond the four corners of the will

    2 | Feb 2016

    Our principal at City Pacific Lawyers, Elizabeth Michael, has published an article in the February Edition of the Law Institute Journal.

    Her article discusses the increasing requirement for solicitors to take a holistic approach to estate planning and looking beyond the four corners of the will.


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