When death casts its shadow, you want to be guided empathetically and sensitively through the steps that need to be taken to deal with the Estate of your loved one.
In most cases, an Estate is about understanding the legal implications of the will and wishes of the deceased person and implementing them. OFRM can guide you through that process meaning you can look after the other things like remembering your loved one.
Sadly sometimes an estate can bring out issues that need to be resolved. At OFRM we can assist you in resolving such matters, whether through timely advice, negotiation, mediation or litigation in the courts.
Our Estates Team
Russell is one of Bendigo's most experienced lawyers with expertise in both Wills and Probate and Business Law. He is recognised as an Accredited Specialist in Wills & Estates and is particularly skilled in assisting businesses with Trusts, ownership structures and succession planning.
When you are in business, you need a lawyer who can work with you to make sure your business avoids legal issues. When things go wrong you want a lawyer you can trust to help you resolve situations with minimal disruption to your business.
Riley Driscoll works with her clients to provide assistance and reassurance in navigating legal matters in your business.
Riley understands the pressures on business owners “while any lawyer can look at a matter and consider the legal problem, I love the challenge of doing what lots of lawyers don’t – working with clients to get the outcome at the right time, minimising expense and stress letting you get on with running your business”.
Riley can assist you with all legal matters concerning your business. Riley also works in our wills and estates team, particularly in court matters.
Pat Hartney worked at OFRM throughout his law degree and in 2015 commenced full time as lawyer. Even during his time studying in Melbourne Patrick always maintained strong ties with the Bendigo community both with his work at OFRM and through local sporting clubs.
Madeleine has been with OFRM since 2011. Starting as a legal assistant she is now a lawyer following the completion of her Law and Arts degrees in 2015 and glad to reduce travel between Bendigo and Bundoora where she studied. She has now settled to begin her career in Bendigo.