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A Will – An Essential Tool For Your Business

A will is often viewed as important for the distribution of personal assets. However, many business owners or company directors often overlook the critical nature of a will to the ongoing success of t

Tradie’s, Farmers and Family Business owners – this is for you

Many families are increasingly using more complex structures such as partnerships, companies and trusts to manage and protect their wealth often as part of succession planning for their children’s f

Know Your Executor

Every person making a Will should nominate an Executor. The Executor must carry out your wishes that you set out in your Will.
Amongst the duties the Executor must:
1. Attend to your funeral arrange

Disputing a Will

When someone close to you dies, it is always a difficult time. What’s often more upsetting is to discover that the deceased has not left you a fair share of their estate.

There are very good reas

Where There is a Will – There is Someone Who Can Challenge it!

In our system of succession there is a generalprinciple that a Testator (the person making the Will) should have the freedom to leave their property to whomever they like on their death.  However, Fa

Where There’s a Will, There’s a Relative – Round 2

As foreshadowed in round 1, we will look at some examples where simple (and innocent) mistakes have led to expensive Court proceedings.

The matter of McKinney v LV Campbell was a recent NSW Supreme

Where There’s a Will, There’s a Relative – Round 1

A Will can be straightforward or complex.    However, the law surrounding Wills is anything but straightforward.   In NSW, the Succession Act 2006 (S.A.) governs matters affecting Wills.

It is

What About a Living Will?

We all know the importance of having a properly drafted and executed Will, Power of Attorney and Appointment of Enduring Guardian in place.  However, a properly drafted and executed Advanced Care Dir

Is Your Inheritance Safe From Divorce ?

Just how an inheritance or prospective inheritance will be treated in the event that you and your partner separate will vary in each individual case from being not relevant at all, to being included i

Rights Of A Beneficiary Under A Will

Many of the questions often asked by potential beneficiaries under a Will concern their rights to know the content of a Will. Many beneficiaries still mistakenly assume that they should be invited to

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