Family Law And Estate Management

Hariani & Co. advises on a wide variety of family law issues. The firm advises individual clients (including high net-worth individuals), as well as family-run corporations and partnerships on India's complicated family law regime.

Hariani & Co. assists numerous clients with the formation, registration and governance of trusts, societies and charitable companies. In this practice area, the firm also prepares advice and reports for clients with respect to compliance with various laws, the planning of tax structures etc. The firm provides practical legal advice on wealth maintenance and preservation.

The firm’s expertise in this practice area includes:

  • Advising on issues such as domestic partnerships, adoption and property settlements for families in India and across the globe
  • Advising on the resolution of family disputes, particularly in respect of the division of family property
  • Advising on structuring the estates of individuals, companies, trusts, societies etc., to make these more tax efficient
  • Advising on the maintenance and division of Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) property
  • Advising and assisting clients on the formation and structuring of trusts
  • Drafting trust deeds and ancillary documents for the management of trusts by companies, financial institutions etc.
  • Assisting with issues related to succession and testamentary disposition of property
  • Advising on the inheritance of ancestral property
  • Advising high net-worth individuals on succession planning options, including in relation to the preservation of wealth
  • Drafting and advising on wills
  • Advising on, filing and obtaining testamentary documents including probates, letters of administration and succession certificates