Category - Wills & Estates
I recently met someone seeking advice about a family member missing while on holiday overseas. They need to take care of the family member’s affairs in their absence, and turned to us for advice/assistance with this.
This situation, and the heartbreak and mess currently left with the family, led me to write this blog, to...
TGB Lawyers’ Wills and Estates partner Sarah Mitchell outlines some of the important steps to take before your first appointment to assist in the easy preparation of your Will.
I often have clients comment when their appointment is over, “That was a lot easier than I thought it would be!”
Getting your estate...
When a loved one becomes legally incapacitated, it is a distressing time for them and for us. In such cases, often legal, financial, medical and lifestyle decisions are unable to be made by them, and we are left to try to manage their affairs. In this blog, we explain what loss of mental capacity is, the implications of it...
We all know and understand the importance of having an estate plan in place. However, when we think of ‘estate planning’ we often only think about preparing a Will.
A Will is a legal document which sets out how you wish for your assets to be distributed upon your passing. Where applicable, it also sets out who you...
Receiving bad news from a doctor about your future health can be incredibly hard to accept, particularly when it involves being told that you have an illness from which you will die.
For many years there has been debate within our community and Parliament surrounding whether a person ought to be given the right to end their...
With the new year fast approaching, now is a good time to start thinking about revisiting your Will and making updates in light of your current circumstances.
It is a good idea to review your Will regularly to ensure that it accurately reflects your wishes and any changes to your financial circumstances. Why not make it a...
We would like to introduce you to Senior Associate Lauren Roberts, who is a member of our Wills & Estates and Commercial teams, and works in our Adelaide office. Lauren also travels to Whyalla regularly to advise our clients in the north-eastern part of the Eyre Peninsula.
Lauren has broad experience across a range of practice...
The Court is yet to examine the validity of the inter vivos
transactions should the substantive hearing proceed. Estate
practitioners await the judgment on the substantive question
with interest, as the enforceability of such transactions, in
circumstances where the actual transfer of funds does not
occur, is an area of...
Whether it is the end of the year, the start of a new year or mid-year, the best time to plan for your estate is right now. None of us knows what’s around the corner.