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Complex Wills and Planning for the Future

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...

Grant of Probate Lawyers Sydney

Filed under: Estate Planning, Administration of Estates, Probate

Grant of Probate and Executors, the role of an executor is centred on the proper administration of a deceased’s estate. Often multiple executors are appointed...

When will a person be declared legally dead under Australian law?

Filed under: Estate Planning, Administrative Law

It’s often remarked that there are two certainties in life: death and taxes. We’ll ignore the taxes component and instead, we’ll take a closer look at...

The rules of intestacy in Australia

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

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 to set up a Testamentary Trust after death

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

What happens to an unsigned will upon the will-maker’s death?

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

If a draft will has not been signed prior to a will-maker’s death, then certain persons may make an application to the Supreme Court of Queensland pursuant...

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...

How to use trusts for tax minimisation and asset protection

Filed under: Equity & Trusts, Estate Planning

Whilst many of the following concepts are familiar to accountants and financial planners, Leigh Adams Commercial Lawyers points out seven twists which...

Binding Death Benefit Nomination

Filed under: Superannuation & Elder Law, Estate Planning, Succession Planning

A binding death benefit nomination displaces the trustee’s discretion in regard to the allocation of the death benefits of the deceased member. The primary...

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