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Some things to keep in mind before granting someone Power of Attorney

Filed under: Powers of Attorney

Hoping for the best, but planning for the worst. What you should know about powers of attorney.

Minimising the Risk of a Testator’s Family Maintenance Order

Filed under: Wills, Estate Planning, Powers of Attorney, Wills, Estates and Succession Planning Law

WHEN MAKING a will, the general rule is that the testator has a right to be free to give his or her property away as he or she thinks fit. However, this...

Elder Law - Elder Abuse

Filed under: Equity & Trusts, Superannuation & Elder Law, Powers of Attorney, Administration of Estates, Inheritance Disputes

One burgeoning area of the law that will affect us all in our old age is Elder Law, now seen as a discrete and specialised area of the law.

Powers of Attorney - Making Decisions For People Who Cannot Make Their Own

Filed under: Enduring Power of Attorney, Powers of Attorney

It is a fact of life that many of us will grow old before we finally pass away. Since we are living to ever greater ages (the current life expectancy...

Intestacy and family provision

Filed under: Wills, Estate Planning, Succession Planning, Powers of Attorney, Administration of Estates

It’s always a wise course of action for anyone that has a spouse or a child to create a will and make the appropriate provisions for their loved ones....

When a person has passed away: How do you deal with the body?

Filed under: Wills, Powers of Attorney

Most of us understandably would like nothing more than to avoid thinking about death. But the fact of the matter is that we’ll all have to deal with it...

New guardianship laws – key changes

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Powers of Attorney

In September, 2010 several changes to Guardianship Laws came into effect.

Who buries the body?

Filed under: Equity & Trusts, Superannuation & Elder Law, Powers of Attorney, Administration of Estates

From time to time there can be disputes between family members or girlfriends/partners/spouses as to whether the deceased’s person’s body ought to be buried...

Property & Enduring Powers of Attorney

Filed under: Succession Planning, Powers of Attorney, Local Government

Enduring powers of attorney have become popular means of assigning the management of a person's personal and financial affairs to another adult.

Power of Attorney or Enduring Guardian: Who will take care of me when I’m old?

Filed under: Powers of Attorney

Powers of Attorney are documents that have been around for hundreds of years. Put simply, a Power of Attorney is a document whereby one person – the "donor"...

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