Wills, Estates and Succession Planning for Farming and Agriculture

Coulter Roache

Preparing your farm for the future.

Planning for the future of your family farm can be an emotional task and can conjure up thoughts of stressful conversations or family disputes. There are often varying needs for the retiring generation and the ‘new’ family members taking over the farm. The legal and tax implications of transferring large and complicated assets can be elaborate and without professional advice, many succession plans fall apart.

Offering a broad understanding of the succession planning process, including Estate Planning, Asset Protection, Trusts and Wills, the Coulter Roache Agribusiness team understand how to achieve a successful outcome with minimal disruption to the business and family relationships.

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Why work with us?
  • More than 85 years of experience
  • Dedicated Agribusiness team
  • Personalised to your situation
  • Access to core legal areas

Our Wills, Estates and Succession Planning Services

Asset Protection

There are a number of mechanisms which can be considered for asset protection for a family or farming business. Our team of lawyers has extensive experience in advising clients on the most appropriate asset protection structures for their individual circumstances.

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Estate Litigation (Part IV)

Whilst we all have the freedom to leave our estate to our chosen beneficiaries, there are circumstances where it is appropriate to review and potentially challenge the Will of a person after they have passed away. Our team can support you to resolve any disputes.

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Estate Planning

Successfully carrying on family farming traditions means having a solid plan in place for the next generation. The Coulter Roache team are experts in succession planning, estate taxes, legal issues and business management. We can support you through these processes.

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Succession Planning

A family farming business can add to the already complex task of succession planning. Coulter Roache understands that it can be a sensitive topic and have experience navigating the needs of the retiring generation and the younger generation.

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Trusts

One of the most common ways of protecting the asset of your family farm is with a family trust. We have extensive experience in advising and assisting Agribusiness clients in relation to the establishment of trusts and transfers of property into trust structures.

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Wills and Power of Attorney

Wills and Powers of Attorney can play a very important part in the succession planning of your family farm and business. The Coulter Roache team can assist you in planning for the future, avoiding disputes and ensuring you protect both your assets and your family.

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Your Agribusiness Partner

At Coulter Roache we have a long history of supporting Australia’s Agribusiness industry and our legal team is passionate about delivering results for our clients. Protect and grow your business with expert farming and agriculture legal advice from the Coulter Roache Agribusiness team.

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