Category: Wills & Estate Planning

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POSTED: 24 Dec 2019
Being appointed as an Executor of an Estate may appear an overwhelming task initially. Paired with losing a loved one, comes what seems an insurmountable amount of paperwork and the important task of dealing with your loved ones Estate.
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POSTED: 22 Oct 2019
When people consider getting their affairs in order, the first thing that springs to mind is having a Will prepared. While having a Will is extremely important, a Will only comes into effect once someone passes away and does not protect you while you are living.
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POSTED: 26 Sep 2019
The life of Australia’s longest serving Prime Minister, Bob Hawke told an interesting story. As it would appear, the story may continue beyond his death, with his youngest daughter, Rosslyn Dillon reportedly seeking legal advice in relation to challenging Hawke’s Estate.
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POSTED: 06 Sep 2019
David Hogan, Associate in our Wills & Estate Planning Department, attended COTA NSW City office last Thursday for their 2019 Wills Day to meet with client to review and sign Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Appointment of Enduring Guardian documents.
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POSTED: 04 Jul 2019
Peter Brock will go down in history. Unfortunately, so too will the story of his Estate. Calm and meticulous in his driving, yet like many Australians, unprepared when he passed away suddenly in 2006. Brock had 3 “Wills” when he died. One from 1984, another from 2003 and the final in 2006. The 2003 Will was done by way of the DIY Will Kit. In 2006, the story is similar with Brock “filling in the blanks” of a DIY Will Kit without any guidance. The 2006 Will was never signed. The 1984 Will focused on Brock’s long-time partner, Bev and provided she could live in the family home until the youngest child turned 18, at which stage, the home would...
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POSTED: 14 May 2019
In the digital age, the question of whether a video can classify as a valid Will is now more relevant than ever.
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POSTED: 15 Mar 2019
Your digital content is an extension of both your life and your personality. Whether it’s your emails, your music playlists, stream account, online cooking or fitness blogs, podcasts, Facebook wall, Instagram feed.
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POSTED: 05 Mar 2019
Superannuation. We pay into it our whole lives in the hope it helps us in the end. But in the unfortunate event you don’t get to spend it all, what really happens to your superannuation when you’re gone?
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POSTED: 18 Jan 2019
In the 12 months since the infamous “text message Will” case (Re Nichol) was decided in the Queensland Supreme Court, there has been an increased discussion around what it means to make a Will and what will count as a valid will once you pass away.
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POSTED: 12 Oct 2018
When renowned Australian author Colleen McCullough died in January 2015, she didn’t just leave behind a complicated marriage and a $2.1 million dollar Estate, she also left behind a whirlwind in the form of her Will.
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