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Buying A Property Off The Plan

Buying a Property Off the Plan

Buying a property off the plan allows you to secure a property - that may not yet be built - at today’s prices and that does not need to be…

Living Will

COVID-19 highlights the importance of living wills

The COVID-19 pandemic is demonstrating the importance and usefulness of advance care directives (ACDs) – sometimes referred to “living wills”. We have been talking about ACDs for years but, as…

Who Would You Trust With Your Estate

Would you trust one person to share your estate?

In 2017,  British television presenter and entertainer, Bruce Forsyth, passed away at the age of 89 years. According to media reports, he left an estate worth 17 million pounds to…

Deliberate Exclusion From A Will

Deliberate exclusion from a will

The deliberate exclusion of a child from a will happens surprisingly often. In one particular example, a daughter was intentionally left out of her mother’s will. Despite the daughter's claims…

Mental Capacity

Mental capacity and signing wills

It is quite often that concerns are raised following the death of a person (‘testator’) that they may have lacked mental capacity when they signed their will. For a will…

Common Stories Of Elder Abuse

Common Stories of Financial Elder Abuse

Financial elder abuse is no longer a hidden problem. The 2017 ALRC report ‘Elder Abuse – A National Legal Response’ has elevated the prevalence of elder abuse as a national…

Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse – A National Legal Response

The Australian Law Reform Commission report ‘Elder Abuse – A National Legal Response (ALRC Report 131) was released in May 2017 and elevates the prevalence of elder abuse as a…

Second Marriages

Second marriages make for tricky wills

How can my will provide for my children from my first and second marriages? The number of people entering second marriages (or more) has been increasing over the last few…

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