Category - Wills & Estates

Getting your Will done during Coronavirus: Online, simple, safe, and smart

Life can take unexpected turns as the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is reminding us. This challenging, unusual time has forced many of us to adapt our everyday routines, including work habits, to enable us to self isolate and contain the spread of the virus as much as possible. It has also caused many people to stop, think...

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Is a testamentary trust right for you?

First things first, what is a trust? A trust is an arrangement which lets a person or company, known as the trustee, hold property or assets for the benefit of others, known as the beneficiaries. A ‘testamentary trust’ is a trust established in a Will. Incorporating a testamentary trust in your will involves the...

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The impact of surrogacy on estate planning

Having a child through Surrogacy is an exciting and stressful time for the Surrogate, the Commissioning Parents and their respective families.  People are coming together to bring a new life in to the world and create a new (or extended) family for the Commissioning Parents … but  when it comes to Wills and Estate Planning...

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Superstition is no excuse for not preparing your Will

Does Friday the 13th make you feel uncomfortable? Are you worried that you will be cursed with bad luck for walking under a ladder or breaking a mirror? Do you throw salt over your shoulder or knock on wood after mentioning your good fortune to prevent bad luck following? If you answered yes to any of the above, you are one...

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Is atypical the new typical for families?

Do you remember the car ads that were prevalent in the 90’s showing mum, dad and the 2.5 children? The typical Australian family. But is that still a representative of the Australian family? In Australia 1 in 3 Marriages end in Divorce and the average marriage length is just over 12 years. With the average age to get married...

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