Category - Wills & Estates
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...
This year, Tindall Gask Bentley Lawyers turns 50!
And we are honoured to have helped tens of thousands of people across the country solve their legal problems.
To say thank you we are offering a special gift…
Anyone who turns 50 in 2020 is entitled to a complimentary basic Will*
Do you have a clear plan in place if you...
As someone in my 30’s, the reasons I have heard from close friends, family and clients as to why they don’t have a will all seem to follow a similar trend – either they think they are too young or they don’t believe they need a will just yet.
“I am still young”, “It is something to think about when...
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...
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...
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...
As the line between our real and digital lives becomes more blurred, making a video Will – rather than the traditional legal paperwork – might seem like the best way to go.
But as a recent Australian judgment shows, it can leave your family with major delays, costs and difficulty, and ultimately a Court may fail...
From 1 July 2019 the Public Trustee will no longer prepare Wills or Enduring Power of Attorney documents for the general public unless you are a concession card holder, Centrelink recipient or subject to administration or protection Orders.
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...