Joanne Jenkins

Senior Associate

Qualifications:

  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (College of Law)
  • Bachelor of Laws (University of New England)
  • Bachelor of Science (University of Melbourne)
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Joanne Jenkins Danaher Moulton

Meet Joanne

Introduction

Joanne is a Senior Associate with experience in both boutique and mid-tier firms. With her trademark pragmatism and sensitivity, she’s a specialist in seeking practical solutions for clients with complex financial situations (including trusts, self-managed super funds and company structures). Difficult family situations are another area of speciality.

Legal areas of expertise

Wills and Estates including:

  • preparation of Wills (Basic and Testamentary Trust)
  • preparing Powers of Attorney, Appointments of Medical Treatment Decision Maker and Binding Death Benefit Nominations
  • succession planning and advice for high net-worth clients and those with complex financial situations
  • advising clients with difficult family situations including blended families, disabled beneficiaries, estrangements and capacity issues
  • preparation of application for Probate and Letters of Administration, including complex applications such as proving informal wills, copy wills and Hertel applications
  • reseals of foreign grants of representation
  • estate administration
  • family provision claims, both for plaintiffs and defendants
  • estate disputes
  • superannuation death benefit claims.

Joanne also has some experience in property and commercial law, including residential conveyancing and property transfers, co-ownership disputes, retail leasing, purchases and sales of small business.

Key industries

  • Private clients
  • High net wealth individuals

Extra work/interests

Joanne is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria and has participated in the Salvation Army Community Wills Days on a pro bono basis.

Outside of work, Joanne’s interests include spending time with her husband and son, craft and motorsport (you’ll regularly find her at a go kart track, either in the pits or in the canteen helping out).

Recent projects / Experience

Providing complex estate planning for a couple with a blended family, high net wealth and a very successful wholesale business. At the end of the process, the couple were satisfied that if the worst-case scenario happened, their children and business structures would be well-protected.

Joanne assisted a young woman whose partner died without leaving a Will. He had children from a previous marriage. Court proceedings were issued by the children for further provision from the deceased’s estate above what the laws of intestacy would have provided for them. Joanne assisted the young woman through the mediation process and negotiated good outcomes for both the client and the children in what were very sad circumstances.

Preparing Wills and Powers of Attorney for a husband, wife and young adult daughter, giving them all peace of mind about how their family would be looked after if any of them died. The young adult daughter is now about to be married, and came back to Joanne to update her documents as her family circumstances change.