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Balancing costs and claims in family provision applications
Where a family provision claim is made on a small or moderate estate, it can be difficult to justify costs of litigation.
Australia
10 Jul 2019
2
Voluntary assisted dying laws commence in Victoria
Victoria has become the first state in Australia to lawfully allow terminally ill people to voluntarily end their lives.
Australia
7 Jul 2019
3
The problem with informal wills
Two cases highlight the dangers of failing to sign a will and then seeking probate of informal testamentary documents.
Australia
16 May 2019
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A Will with no ben­e­fi­cia­ries? An expen­sive mistake
Consulting a lawyer might seem expensive to some, but a defective Will, however, can prove even more costly.
Australia
13 Apr 2019
5
Murder and inheritance - the $40 bottle of wine story
This article examines the forfeiture rule (no benefits from murder), as applied to inheritance from a deceased estate.
Australia
11 Mar 2019
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Why your businesss needs a company power of attorney - five things to know
A company power of attorney authorises a person/s to act on behalf of a company and sign certain documents on its behalf.
Australia
1 Mar 2018
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Unusual wills and where to find them: What makes a valid will in NSW?
Before getting creative with your will, these are five considerations about what does and does not make a valid will.
Australia
2 Nov 2017
8
What happens when the sole director and shareholder of a company dies?
Small companies or family business must ensure estate planning can cope with death of a sole director and shareholder.
Australia
17 Aug 2017
9
Where there is no will, there still is a way: 5 things about intestacy in NSW
The NSW rules of intestacy distribute the estate strictly in accordance with specific rules in the Succession Act 2006.
Australia
15 May 2017
10
5 ways your step-child could claim on your estate
Step-children may be able to make a claim if they are able to prove their eligibility and inadequate provision for them.
Australia
10 Apr 2017
11
5 reasons why you might need testamentary trusts in your will
A testamentary trust is a trust that is created under a will and comes into effect after you die for estate planning.
Australia
9 Mar 2017
12
We can't build valid wills on suspicious minds
A testator's second will – 10 days before death and disinheriting family members – was made in suspicious circumstances.
Australia
15 Dec 2016
13
Advanced Care Directives (ACDs) for your medical treatment
Advanced Care Directives can be used to make decisions about your medical treatment when you lack capacity by yourself.
Australia
8 Nov 2016
14
Abuse of power (of attorney)
People should carefully consider who they appoint as their attorney and understand the powers that they will be granting.
Australia
23 May 2016
15
Who needs a statutory will?
This article outlines the types of people who might need a statutory will, including the issue of testamentary capacity.
Australia
5 May 2016
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Where there's a will there's a relative! Claims against deceased estates
This article discusses the nature of family provision claims and measures you can take to protect your estate from one.
Australia
2 Dec 2015
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Can you record a will on a dvd?
Despite the novelty of the Chan case, the Court advised against resorting to video wills and recommended a formal will.
Australia
23 Sep 2015
18
A statutory will can stop a murderer but can it stop your creditors and the tax man?
A statutory will can create testamentary trusts for the tax and asset protection benefits they provide to beneficiaries.
Australia
22 Jul 2015
19
My child is off the rails - can my will protect my children?
A carefully considered estate plan is essential to protect your assets and to protect the best interests of your child.
Australia
24 Jun 2015
20
Rulling from the grave: What conditions can you place on gifts in your will?
A condition in a will may not be upheld if it's uncertain or impossible to satisfy, or if it's contrary to public policy.
Australia
21 May 2015
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