Planning Your Estate

Planning Your EstatePlanning an estate requires significant thought to be given to how you wish your assets to be treated upon your death or the death of your partner. As part of your plan you might want to make a detailed account of who should have control of your estate and how it should be distributed. This site provides a useful place to start when considering the legal implications of your estate plans.


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Can I make a gift for maintenance of my pet?

Date: 01 Aug 2017, Filed under: Wills, Administration of Estates

The position in Australia is that for the most part, a beneficiary must be a person in order for the courts to decree performance. Furthermore, in order...

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Date: 01 Jul 2017, Filed under: Wills, Powers of Attorney, Enduring Power of Attorney

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What are the grounds for challenging a will?

Date: 01 Jun 2017, Filed under: Wills

When a will is open to the grant of probate, a person wanting to contest the will may question the validity of the will on some of the following grounds:...

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