At First State Super, our estate planning lawyers have extensive expertise across all the different aspects of estate planning. Even more importantly, they take the time to connect with our members to provide solutions that enable them and the people closest to them to plan for the best outcomes, whatever the future holds.
Michelle Dixon, Estate Planning Lawyer
“It’s a real honour to help our members prepare for the future. I get a lot of satisfaction and joy when I see, hear and feel the sense of relief and comfort our members experience after they sign their legal documents and know that everything’s in place.”
Michelle has dedicated 18 years to becoming an expert in the areas of wills, estate planning and estate administration, including contested estates. She has worked in a range of private practice, in-house and government roles, such as NSW Trustee & Guardian.
With a passion for helping people feel more empowered about the future, Michelle is part of the foundational team that created the estate planning service to help our members plan ahead and feel future ready.
Michelle believes estate planning is all about helping people making informed decisions about who they want to manage their affairs if they’re unable to do so, and who receives their assets when they die.
More than anyone, she understands the importance of respecting and capturing people’s wishes in order to give them legal effect and allow them to be carried out.
Michelle is a happy, friendly and mindful person. She is naturally empathetic, a great listener and an effective communicator who uses plain-English. Michelle is relatable and someone you can rely on for technically sound and practical legal advice.
- Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Laws, Diploma of Legal Practice
- Master of Applied Law (Wills and Estates)
- Certificate IV in Leadership & Management
- Member of First State Super
- Member of Elder Law, Capacity & Succession Committee, The Law Society of NSW.
Farah Nathar, Estate Planning Lawyer
“I understand the estate planning process can seem daunting, so I love making it easier for people to make the best decisions for their future.”
Farah graduated from Deakin University with a Bachelor of International Studies/Law in 2014.
Before she joined First State Super, Farah worked in the Wills and Estate Departments at two well-known Melbourne law firms.
Qualified in all aspects of wills and estate planning, Farah also specialises in complex wills and testamentary trusts and advice in relation to superannuation nominations.
Farah is also experienced in estate litigation and disputes, including contested estates, family provision claims and challenges to superannuation death benefits.
As a “people person” who thrives on helping members feel more confident about the future, Farah enjoys coming up with tailored strategies to protect members, their families and their assets.
Farah is currently undertaking a Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning to build a deeper expertise in all aspects of estate planning, enabling holistic, robust solutions for her clients.
Farah is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria.
To discuss how we can help with your estate planning needs,with one of our friendly team.
- Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) (Hons) and Bachelor of Laws
- Member of the Law Institute Victoria