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Coleman Greig Lawyers
This article is a short guide to help walk you through the basic steps involved in administering a deceased estate.
Cooper Grace Ward
Depending on when an inheritance is received, courts vary about how it is treated in family law property settlements.
Kells
You may be able to make a Family Provision claim, if you have been left out or inadequately provided for in a Will.
Coleman Greig Lawyers
Discussion about the impact of the SRFA Bill on testamentary trust wills and deceased estates.
Coleman Greig Lawyers
Article discusses the 3 ways that an executor can be paid for services rendered.
Gilchrist Connell
The testator, who had a history of delusions and hallucinations, had enough testamentary capacity when making his will.
Swaab
Article looks at five significant life events that should prompt you to review and update your estate planning.
HHG Legal Group
An EPG allows you (appointor) to choose a person (guardian) to make personal, lifestyle and medical decisions for you.
Cooper Grace Ward
A testamentary trust is established under a will, so does not come into effect until after the death of the will-maker.
Cooper Grace Ward
This article is a shortlist of important matters to consider before speaking to your partner about separating.
HHG Legal Group
An EPA allows you, (the donor) to appoint a person (your attorney) to make decisions about your property and finances.
Cooper Grace Ward
The death of a party can create unwanted legal issues, depending how assets are held or if court proceedings are on foot.
Bartier Perry
With 80 percent of family business owners exiting in the next decade, Australia faces $3.5 trillion transfer of wealth.
Swaab
This article looks at five significant life events that should prompt you to review and update your estate planning.
Mellor Olsson Lawyers
The article looks at the term 'domestic partner' and what it means in a legal sense and in the context of estate planning.
Cooper Grace Ward
Recent changes to the Powers of Attorney Act will allow attorneys seek retrospective approval for conflict transactions.
Broadley Rees Hogan Lawyers
Article explains Family Provision Applications & discourages litigation in the case of small estates.
Bartier Perry
Article discusses 'character and conduct' and how it can be a determinative factor in whether a court makes a family provision order.
Bartier Perry
An attorney must ensure available time and the skills to diligently manage another person's financial and legal affairs.
Holding Redlich
This case illustrates dangers of not succession planning in a family business, during the life of the older generation.
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