Category - Administering 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...
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.
The grief of losing a loved one is hard enough, but when someone dies without a Will the impact it has on families can be disastrous, writes TGB senior lawyer John Pitman.
Becoming a parent is one of the most magical moments of your life, but with all the joy a newborn brings comes a weight of responsibility. You are now a mum or a dad – responsible for making sure your little one is taken care of, no matter what.
Do you have a clear plan in place if you or your partner dies unexpectedly?
Marriage isn’t only about love – there is a big legal aspect to it as well. TGB partner Rosemary Caruso explains the everyday impact of same-sex marriage for couples.
On December 7 2017 the Federal Government finally legalised same-sex marriage and the legislation commenced the following day.
Now that marriage equality...