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Reasons to Update your Will

April 16, 2018

Already have a Will in place? That’s great! Did you know that there are many life changes that can occur which will result in the need to update your Will? Planning to get married? Just got married? One very important life milestone is marriage. If you have decided to get married since doing your Will…

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Top 5 reasons your Legal Will Kit

might cause problems

March 26, 2018

Let’s face it – most of us are time poor, and most of us are reluctant to spend extra money where it seems like there is a less expensive alternative. Preparing your own Will from a Will Kit seems to address both of these – easy to do at home, and a lot less money…

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What happens if you die without a Will? Intestacy Laws in Victoria

March 5, 2018

Should a person die without a valid Will an “intestacy” arises. This means that the deceased’s estate would be distributed as per rules set out in legislation. Some of the downfalls of intestacy include not having control over who benefits from your estate, who administers your estate or who is appointed the guardian of your…

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Upcoming changes to Medical Powers of Attorney

February 22, 2018

Currently there are two Enduring Powers of Attorney in Victoria: An “Enduring Power of Attorney”, which allows you to appoint one or more people to make financial and personal matters on your behalf. The scope of this document is quite broad. An “Enduring Power of Attorney (Medical Treatment)”, which allows you to appoint one person…

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Unsent SMS can be considered a Will!

October 23, 2017

Would you have thought an unsent SMS could be a Will? Well, the Courts think so! Have a read of this fascinating article to see how that came about.  It goes to show the importance of making sure a Will is done properly. Whether or not the gentleman in question actually intended his unsent SMS…

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Estate Planning: it’s crucial to get right

August 28, 2017

With superannuation being a major part of most people’s wealth, it is usually a surprise to learn that it doesn’t automatically pass according to your Will. The following article is a sadly perfect illustration of this, and why just doing a Will isn’t enough. Planning for superannuation by doing considered Binding Death Benefit Nominations is…