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The rules of intestacy in Australia

Date: 11 Sep 2017, Filed under: Estates, Wills, Estate Planning, Family Provisions

One of the most important things a person can do is to have a valid will. However, death can occur unexpectedly and if there is no valid will, the estate...

How to set up a Testamentary Trust after death

Date: 10 Mar 2017, Filed under: Estates, Equity & Trusts, Estate Planning, Succession Planning, Administration of Estates, Family Provisions

Wills using testamentary trusts are the starting point for most estate planning endeavours. They can ensure that wealth will pass to the intended beneficiaries...

What happens to an unsigned will upon the will-maker’s death?

Date: 06 May 2016, Filed under: Estates, Wills, Estate Planning, Succession Planning

If a draft will has not been signed prior to a will-maker’s death, then certain persons may make an application to the Supreme Court of Queensland pursuant...


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