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Separated but not divorced? It is even more important for you to have a Will!
The period between separation and finalising a divorce and property settlement risks intestacy if there is no Will.
Australia
1 Apr 2019
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National Redress Scheme For Institutional Child Sexual Abuse
This scheme has been established to provide compensation to survivors of past institutional child sexual abuse.
Australia
3 Sep 2018
3
Formal requirements for a valid will
A poorly prepared will can result in additional cost to the estate.
Australia
7 Mar 2018
4
Probate v Letters of Administration
Most people do not think about an estate after death, until they deal with the death of a loved one or act as executor.
Australia
5 Mar 2018
5
The difference between an executor and a trustee
An Executor is appointed by a will maker to carry out the terms of a will, and that is generally when the role ends.
Australia
7 Aug 2017
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What is estate planning?
Estate planning is the formulation of a plan to deal with the distribution or succession of your assets after you die.
Australia
3 Jul 2017
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What is an enduring power of attorney (EPOA)?
An EPOA deals with your finances if you lose capacity or are unable to attend to finalising matters for yourself.
Australia
12 Jun 2017
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What is an appointment of enduring guardian (AOEG)?
In NSW, an AOEG deals with medical decisions made on your behalf when you no longer have the capacity to do so yourself.
Australia
12 Jun 2017
9
What is a Will and why do I need one?
A Will is a legal document that directs the executor of your estate to distribute your assets according to your wishes.
Australia
3 May 2017
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Statutory limitation periods in child abuse cases removed in NSW
The NSW government passed legislation removing time limitations on claims for child sexual and serious physical abuse.
Australia
4 May 2016
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Solicitors should beware of liability to estate beneficiaries
Will drafters should manage risks prudently and awareness of these risk management issues may help to avoid litigation.
Australia
7 Dec 2015
12
Succession planning is important for family businesses too
The business succession plan appropriate for you depends on factors such as type, size and the structure of the business.
Australia
4 Dec 2015
13
Fiduciary duty determined by retainer and by nature of solicitor-client relationship: Marshall v Prescott
This recent NSW case demonstrates that solicitors should draft retainers carefully to avoid a conflict of interest.
Australia
8 Jan 2015
14
Informal wills: do solicitors owe a duty to intended beneficiaries?
Solicitors should exercise a duty of care to the intended beneficiaries of a will but the terms of the retainer are key.
Australia
8 Jan 2015
15
Estate planning - common myths exposed
Many people are unaware of the need to have an estate plan, keep it up to date and attend to items not governed by a Will.
Australia
28 Dec 2014
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Good reasons why you should make a Will
You should give careful thought to making a valid Will, appointing appropriate executors and keeping your Will.
Australia
9 Jul 2013
17
Logging off for life: Testators should plan carefully for the post-mortem management of digital assets
Testators should take steps now to ensure their online presence will be appropriately managed and protected after death.
Australia
6 Mar 2013
18
Valid suspicions or obvious delusions? An important distinction for the purposes of assessing testamentary capacity
Courts analyse the conduct and motives of claimants to an estate when considering allegations of delusions or paranoia.
Australia
14 Jan 2013
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Take "reasonable steps" to identify your borrower or your mortgage could be void
Mortgagees must take reasonable steps to ensure the mortgagor is, or will be, the registered proprietor of the mortgaged land.
Australia
10 Nov 2012
20
Devastavit claims against executors who mismanage estates or squander assets
A recent case confirmed that executors of a deceased estate are must act responsibly, methodically and prudently.
Australia
10 Nov 2012
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