Family, Trusts & Estates Disputes



Shin & Kim’s Family and Wills Disputes Practice is committed to providing comprehensive advice in disputes involving family and estates. It takes a multidisciplinary approach to the disputes as they involve various issues across different areas of law.

Our experts have the experience in advising family members through the difficult and sensitive circumstances that surround disputes involving family and wills. Our team strives to prevent disputes from arising or developing. Should disputes become unavoidable, our team is able to advise on issues ranging from splitting inheritances, an heir’s legal entitlement, designation of guardians, etc., so as to achieve the optimal results for our clients.

Given the nature of the disputes, there is the constant need to understand tax, criminal laws, and foreign laws. Our team consists of not only tax experts, but also ex-prosecutors and has access to a network of law firms around the world who are experts in the same field in their own jurisdictions. This team approach to advising clients makes our Practice one of the best in Korea.

Key Services

The Practice advises on the following matters:

  • Divorce and property splits.
  • Designation of foster and parental powers.
  • Guardianship.
  • Adoption/Dissolution of adoption.
  • Division of inheritance.
  • Wills and heir entitlements.
  • Inheritance planning.
  • Name changes and registration of family relations.
  • Inheritance involving foreign countries
Awards and Rankings
  • Litigation Law Firm of the Year
    ALB Korea Law Awards 2018
  • Ranked Band 1 Law Firm for Dispute Resolution
    Asia Pacific Legal500 2015-2018
  • Ranked Band 1 Law Firm for Dispute Resolution - Litigation
    Chambers Asia 2014-2017
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