We’re often asked by clients about getting testamentary trust wills. Some clients have been advised by their financial advisers to get testamentary trust wills in place but don’t have a solid understanding of what they are and what they do that a basic will doesn’t. Others have heard of testamentary trust wills because their good […]
With the property market booming, there are many prospective purchasers out there falling in love with properties. One of the first questions we ask when seeing a new purchaser client – have you got your finance sorted? It is particularly important in this current sellers market for purchasers to be in a position where they
Most of us are familiar with the concept of beneficiaries receiving an inheritance in a deceased estate. In the movie industry this would usually involve getting a call from a lawyer telling you that you have inherited a (haunted) castle from your long lost relative – along with all their other worldly goods – …but
Got young kids? Wondering how to sort out your Will to look after them? We share insights on executors, guardians and age of inheritance. Want to chat it over with a lawyer? Book in a free 10 minute chat with a lawyer here or send us an email here or at [email protected]. We’ll look after you.
Is your Will fair? You may be surprised by the number of people who ask me this question. What makes us all unique individuals is also what determines what we believe to be fair. Sometimes the people in your life have competing needs and you may feel guilt for giving more to one to assuage
We all know about having difficult conversations – whether they’re something we instigated or had thrust on us. While most of us dread having them, difficult conversations have a place and none more so than in your estate planning. Lawyers love paperwork. We draft it, review it, amend it and advise on it. Wills, Powers
It may not surprise you to hear that more than half of Australian adults don’t have a Will – and over a third of those don’t know what will happen to their assets after their death. Scary? Perhaps it’s because of our line of work but the thought of so many people not having a
Leaving someone out of your Will. I’ve run out of fingers and toes to count how many times I have been asked if leaving a nominal amount in your Will to someone will prevent them from making a claim on your estate when you pass away. I’ll cut to the chase. No, it won’t. Why?
NSW Probate Lawyer If you’re looking after your first Probate for a loved one – firstly, please accept our condolences – and secondly, your inexperience with Probate is likely a good thing given the event that would trigger you having been in this position before. While we can explain what Probate is and give you
Family Law separation updating Estate Planning You’ve separated from your (in)significant other and maybe congratulations are in order. You’ve gone through all the hard yakka that separation can entail, signed lots of legal paperwork about property or kids or both and you’re at the other end. You probably didn’t want to see another lawyer again