Whether suffering personally, or watching on as a family member or friend, illness and incapacity can make it very difficult to deal with financial, business, medical and living arrangements. At Burke Lawyers we provide important support and advice to ensure that wishes and lifestyle choices are respected, and that trustworthy professionals are authorised to protect the interests of the person suffering with incapacity.
Principal, Rosy Roberts is currently appointed by VCAT as an Administrator to assist with the financial and/or personal affairs of persons suffering a disability or incapacity.
Typically, the involvement of our VCAT Administration legal team occurs in circumstances where there is some degree of disharmony within a family or an extended family group and there is a pressing need for decisions to be made about financial and property matters. Another situation may also be when a person has no suitable individual available to represent them.
Our dedicated Administration team assists the Administrators in their management of the financial and/or personal affairs of individuals in a personalised and efficient manner.
We have the necessary skills and experience to manage complex affairs and have developed a trusted network of expert accountants, tax consultants, financial planners, investment advisors, brokers and real estate agents to partner with us when the need arises.
How does a VCAT Administration Order work?
A VCAT Administration Order is an order made by a VCAT member formally appointing an Administrator.
This Order can cover the terms of the Administrator's remuneration, their decision-making powers and the duration of the Order. This Order can be limited in nature OR can be applied to the whole of the Represented Person's estate.
VCAT Guardianship is when VCAT appoints an individual as a 'guardian' to make personal and lifestyle decisions for an adult who, due to a disability, cannot make decisions for themselves. Guardians may need to make decisions about issues such as accommodation, employment, access to services, access to the person and medical treatment.
Our dedicated legal team can provide advice as to the role and decisions of a guardian and represent you in any application for guardianship to VCAT.
How can we help you?
VCAT Guardianship and Administration experience to assist individuals and family members
- Advice and representation at VCAT
- Appointment as Administrators for represented persons
- Managing multiple family entities including companies, trusts and joint ventures
- Conflict (including litigation) avoidance measures
- Investigation of impugned transactions
- Establishing streamlined financial management
- Property management
- Buying, selling and development of assets
- Severance of joint tenancies
At Burke Lawyers our dedicated legal team has extensive experience with both guardianship and administration of estates. We are here to support and guide you and we accept appointments by VCAT as independent Administrators to manage the financial and personal affairs of people suffering a disability or incapacity.
If you have any questions regarding VCAT administration or guardianship, please don’t hesitate to contact us on +61 3 9822 8588 or email our team here.