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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What Happens When An Estate Is Insolvent?

Filed under: Wills, Estates

Estate is insolvent in NSW when the liabilities of the deceased Estate are greater that the assets of the Estate.

What are Dependent Support Claims in Contested Wills?

Filed under: Wills, Estates, Wills, Estates and Succession Planning Law

Dependent Support Claims in Contested Wills, are claims made against a deceased Estate by dependents of the deceased. They are generally made by adults...

What is Testamentary Freedom and what are the constraints and limitations associated with Testamentary Freedom?

Filed under: Succession Planning, Estates

Testamentary Freedom is the freedom afforded to a person to decide who they want their property to go to when they die.


When can the court dispense the requirements for execution, alteration or revocation of a will?

Date: 01 Oct 2017, Filed under: Wills

Using the Succession Act 2006 (NSW) as our example, the court may dispense with the formal requirements for the execution, alteration or revocation...

Is there a moral duty requirement in relation to family provision?

Date: 01 Sep 2017, Filed under: Wills, Estate Planning, Administration of Estates

When analysing the concept of moral duty in regards to family provision, the initial test which first addressed the concept was set by the Privy Council...

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: 11 Dec 2012, Filed under: Superannuation & Elder Law, Taxation law

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Date: 30 Nov 2012, Filed under: Banking & Finance, Superannuation & Elder Law

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Date: 14 Nov 2012, Filed under: Superannuation & Elder Law, Taxation law

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