Category: Wills & Estate Planning

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POSTED: 01 Sep 2021
The Kyle & Jackie O Show recently ran a segment discussing how Kyle should leave his Estate when he passes away. Should he make a video Will? Should his Will include a treasure hunt? Are you allowed to ask your Trustees to eat your ashes for your money?
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POSTED: 04 Aug 2021
Making a Will has never been easier. The entire process can be completed from the comforts of your own home.
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POSTED: 13 Jul 2021
The late David Rofe QC, a retired barrister, died in July 2017 at 85 years of age and leaving an Estate estimated at $30 million.
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POSTED: 30 Apr 2021
You have likely seen advertisements by law firms for a variety of promotions; the ‘No Win, No Pay’ being one of the most popular. There has recently been a rise in the number of “fixed fee” advertisements for Probate and Deceased Estate administration, with the unsuspecting Executor often not informed...
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POSTED: 12 Mar 2021
The Estate Planning Department here at Marsdens are very excited to announce that they have added a new member to their ever-growing department!
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POSTED: 11 Dec 2020
You may think that executing a Will at some point in your lifetime is a standard item on the average person’s to-do-list, much like obtaining insurance for your house would be. The prevalence of people passing away without executing a Will is much more common than most people think.
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POSTED: 07 Dec 2020
There are a number of reasons why a dispute may arise with respect to a deceased person’s Will or the administration of their estate. It is crucial that each person is aware of their legal responsibilities for both themselves, and the other parties.
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POSTED: 26 Aug 2020
When a person passes away, their Estate (if they have a Will) will pass in accordance with that Will. A Will however, is not always challenge-proof. The law stipulates the people who are eligible to challenge your Estate if “adequate provision” has not been left to them.
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POSTED: 24 Jun 2020
There was a time in the last few weeks where it appeared that things were changing almost by the minute. From the statistics, to the recommendations, all appeared to happen in the blink of an eye. And generally, that’s how quickly significant events occur.
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POSTED: 24 Apr 2020
On the 22 April 2020, the Electronic Transactions Amendment (COVID019 Witnessing of Documents) Regulation 2020 was published. In a media release regarding the Amendment, the Attorney General Mark Speakman confirmed that this will allow for the temporary use of video conferencing technology including Zoom, Skype and Facetime to witness important legal documents.
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