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Davies Collison Cave
This article sets out those requirements and identifies what documents can be witnessed by audio visual link.
Holding Redlich
New regulations for the execution and witnessing of documents via audio visual links have been passed in Victoria.
Holding Redlich
Queensland wills, enduring powers of attorney and advance health directives can now be witnessed via video conference.
Cooper Grace Ward
These temporary regulations allow Wills and enduring documents to be witnessed via an audio visual link in Queensland.
The COVID-19 pandemic is an important reminder to plan ahead and to have your will and estate planning needs up to date.
Mellor Olsson Lawyers
COVID-19 has brought into focus the uncertainty that exists in our world, so we should ensure our affairs are in order.
Marque Lawyers
To play it completely safe, we recommend that you still dust off your printer and pens, and physically sign on camera.
Holding Redlich
It is time to review your will or estate plan in order to manage your affairs effectively during isolation or illness.
Holding Redlich
Parents should exercise caution, seek advice on proposed help, and be careful when offering financial loans to children.
Wrigleys Solicitors
Massive public spending during the Covid-19 crisis means the government will almost certainly increase taxes in the short to medium term.
Surry Partners
New regulations in NSW allow for video conferencing technology to be used in the witnessing of important legal documents.
Davies Collison Cave
We are understandably receiving numerous queries regarding the manner in which Australian courts are functioning during the current coronavirus disruption.
Stacks Law Firm
It was up to the court to decide whether the only son should receive more than $450,000 from his father's estate.
Stacks Law Firm
Interesting case where the recent partner of the deceased contested the Will that did not make provision for her.
It has become evident that COVID-19 has presented various difficulties for how we conduct the estate planning process.
Carroll & O'Dea
There are measures in place now to assist executors in NSW to undertake their legal obligations as safely as possible.
Marque Lawyers
We still recommend agreeing upfront with the party who requires the signature before executing anything electronically.
Williams + Hughes
Wills in Western Australia must be signed by at least two witnesses in the presence of the person making the Will.
Colin Biggers & Paisley
Ensure you take detailed file notes and, if the audio visual link is recorded, obtain prior approval from all parties.
Davies Collison Cave
While some Australians have been rushing to stockpile toilet paper and other essentials in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, others have been turning their minds to their will and other estate planning arrangements.
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