Category - Superannuation, Estates and Family
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...
In these unprecedented times it is not unusual to think about our own frailties and those of the important people in our life. We start to consider what would happen if we became unwell and needed someone to assist with managing our health and financial welfare. What if we needed to take care of such matters for our loved...
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.
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...
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?
THE Arrium steelworks sale not only galvanises Whyalla’s economic future, it gives new hope of a fresh start to those who have been living in limbo due to divorce and death, according to a leading Adelaide law firm.
Tindall Gask Bentley Lawyers partner Jane Miller said when Whyalla’s economy and property market crashed many...