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Most people associate the word caveat with restraints over land and certificates of title. When you use that word in relation to a deceased estate it actually relates to the Will of

Prenuptial Agreements (or to use the legal term, Binding Financial Agreements) are becoming increasingly popular and approximately 10% of couples have them in place. A ‘prenup’ allows 

John was a 40 year old male who had been in an on and off de facto relationship with Mary for approximately 6 years. John and Mary had bought a house together and had a young 

I’ll never forget reading the handwritten Will prepared by a European born lady who named her only son as her ‘executioner’. I am pleased to report that he did not carry out that request by

Leaving assets to someone in your Will is simple, but what if you don’t want someone getting a share of your estate? Australian law makes it impossible to completely prevent a

A recent study surveyed 1,000 Australian mortgagors and found that nearly half (48%) of those surveyed do not have a Will. 18 to 40 year olds said they were motivated to get a Will after

Without an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPOA), Advance Care Directives (ACD) or a Will, you are leaving these crucial decisions up to someone else. That someone else may not be

A loved one has passed away. Who will arrange the funeral? What will happen with the body – burial or cremation? The answer may lie in the Will. A carefully prepared Will appoints an

A primary concern of parents who have a child with a disability is how their child is going to be supported when they pass away. With a properly prepared SDT in place, it will cover the

Marriage and Divorce can be an overwhelming experience, especially when taking into account your estate planning. So here are a few things you may not know about Marriage and Divorce,

You are probably aware that a properly drawn Will is designed to deal with your assets once you have passed away. Most Wills appear to be fairly straightforward, however, many Wills and

Most people know that a power of attorney authorises another person(s) to deal with your financial affairs in the event that you are unable to do so yourself. If you own a business and

For many, Christmas means travel to experience a white Christmas, uninterrupted relaxation on a tropical island, going on a journey of self-discovery in a far flung part of the

If you have been a dependent of someone who has died then this information is for you. When a person passes away, the law leaves it up to that person to decide how their assets will be shared

When preparing a Will, you are required to choose an executor or executors who will be responsible for the administration of your estate. It is important to choose the right person for the