Wills and Estates

Enduring Powers of Attorney Explained

Most people have heard of a Power of Attorney, however, most do not fully understand the extent of its power, the benefits it delivers or the types of Powers of Attorney that exist. A Power of Attorney is a useful legal document which can be used to authorise a person...

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Can Your Ex De Facto Inherit Under Your Will?

Once upon a time you were living together happily with your de facto partner. Roses were bought, dinners were cooked, finances were shared and Wills were signed leaving all your assets to your partner in the event of your tragic passing in years to come. Thoughts of...

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Why it’s a bad idea to write your own Will

It is relatively easy to find a free Will template on the internet and fairly cheap to buy a Will “kit” from a newsagent or online. There are also websites that have “data collectors” that take your information and create a Will for you seemingly without any legal...

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Tips for Making a Valid Will

Preparing a legally valid Will during your lifetime allows you to reduce the emotional stress and financial burden often associated with death, and gives you the opportunity to provide for and protect the people you care about after you pass away. Failure to leave a...

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Testamentary Trusts

Testamentary trusts can be very effective estate planning tools to assist in providing for spouses, children and grandchildren, and are becoming increasingly popular as more people become aware of their advantages. A Testamentary Trust is any trust established under a...

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Top 6 Power of Attorney Questions

A Power of Attorney is a legal document that gives a trusted person the legal authority to act for you and to make legally binding financial and property decisions on your behalf. If you do not have a Power of Attorney then you should contact us and find out more....

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Making Your Will Count – Healthy Will Checklist

It is important for everyone over 18 to have a Will to make sure their wishes are followed and their assets are distributed as they would want after they die. If you don't have a Will your assets will be divided according to how the law dictates in the rules of...

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Have you been left out of a Will?

The loss of a family member is usually a difficult time. However, it may be even more distressing to learn that you have not been included or adequately provided for in the family member's Will. A person may leave their assets to whoever they wish. However, if you...

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Potential Law Reform for Australia’s Organ Donation System

Australia's current organ donation rates are very low, particularly in comparison to several European countries such as Span and Austria. Many Australians wait for many years to receive organs that they desperately need, and many die while waiting. Australia's current...

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