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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Filed under: Wills, Property

Gifting the family home in a Will can cause a few red flags, if you don't have expert advice at the time of making your Will. What if Property is Jointly...

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

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Filed under: Wills, Estate Planning

As families get more complex in their make-up so does Wills and Estates Planning. This is because your Will and your Estate will need to potentially take...


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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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