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Elder abuse - not just physical

Posted on October 03, 2018

With the recent call for a Royal Commission into aged care, there is now closer scrutiny on elder abuse. This comes as a relief to many who…

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Minimising the challenges of estate planning for blended families

Posted on September 19, 2018

If you, or someone you know, are in a second marriage then you need to contact us to discuss your estate plan. The current divorce rate in…

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Recent changes to Probate Applications

Posted on September 12, 2018

What is Probate? When a person passes away he or she usually leaves behind an estate which requires administration. It is the assets…

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A Phoney Will (Part 2)

Posted on July 18, 2018

A few months ago we wrote about a case in Queensland involving a woman on her death bed in hospital filming her testamentary intentions on…

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A phoney Will

Posted on April 05, 2018

The outcome of a recent Queensland case may potentially impact the way people record their dying wishes. This landmark case, the first of…

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Same sex marriage and wills

Posted on March 27, 2018

With the recent legalisation of same sex marriage in Australia it is imperative for those in same sex relationships, who are intent on…

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Binding Death Benefit Nominations and Self-Managed Superannuation Funds

Posted on March 09, 2018

Self-Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSFs) are an increasingly prevalent component of a client’s estate planning. One of the tools people…

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Appointing a guardian in your Will

Posted on June 09, 2017

If you have minor children, you can appoint someone in your will to act as their guardians in the event of you passing away. What is the…

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Inheritance claims – Who can make a claim against your estate?

Posted on May 23, 2017

In South Australia, only certain people are entitled under the Inheritance (Family Provision) Act 1972 (“the Act”) to make a claim against…

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What happens if a will is lost?

Posted on July 13, 2016

Once a will is made it remains valid until it is intentionally revoked by the will maker. But what happens after the will maker passes away…

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