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How to stop paying tax and other debts on your inheritance

Filed under: Succession Planning, Administration of Estates, Family Provisions

The best way is to ask your parents to see an expert business and estate planning lawyer (like Leigh Adams Business Lawyers) who can structure their affairs...

How to set up a Testamentary Trust after death

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 a person’s estate if they die with no will?

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

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 can I change or revoke my will? A general introduction

Filed under: Superannuation & Elder Law, Wills, Succession Planning, Administration of Estates, Wills, Estates and Succession Planning Law

We here at FindLaw have consistently emphasised the importance of creating a valid will – especially if you have substantial assets, and beneficiaries....

A salient reminder to Will makers to ensure that they adequately consider the special needs of beneficiaries

Filed under: Wills, Estate Planning, Administration of Estates, Family Provisions

The recent decision of the Queensland Court of Appeal in Abrahams (by his litigation guardian The Public Trustee of Queensland) v Abrahams comes as a timely...

Is there a ‘moral duty’ compelling a person to make a family provision for relatives?

Filed under: Equity & Trusts, Superannuation & Elder Law, Wills, Estate Planning, Succession Planning, Administration of Estates, Inheritance Disputes, Estates

Is there a ‘moral duty’ compelling a person to make a family provision for relatives under Australian law?

Twelve reasons why you need to make a Will and why you need to do it now

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

The recently enacted New South Wales Succession Act covers any person who was in a ‘domestic partnership’ with the deceased at the time of death. That...

Setting aside the bankruptcy trustee's notice of objection to discharge

Filed under: Estates, Equity & Trusts, Estate Planning, Succession Planning, Administration of Estates

In a recent case, a bankrupt had a history of not co-operating with the trustee’s investigations and had obstructed them to a substantial degree. Moreover,...

Smart phone wills: a first (and maybe a last) for Queensland

Filed under: Estate Planning, Administration of Estates

The decision of Re Yu in the Queensland Supreme Court in November this year appeared to herald a new medium for testamentary dispositions: the smart phone....

Wills: You decide who should get your assets. Don't leave it until it's too late

Filed under: Wills, Estate Planning, Succession Planning, Administration of Estates, Inheritance Disputes, Estates

Many of us don’t like to think about death and/or making a Will but there are many times throughout our lives when we do need to think about the future...

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