When people say they don’t want to do a Will because they just can’t bring themselves to think about dying – the reality is that the Will is more about life than it is about death. Although a Will only becomes effective when you die, the purpose is to really be a reflection of your […]
For clients dealing with the passing of a loved one is never an easy task. In the legal profession, we can see the worst of people surface when dealing with the loss of loved ones. Families can often be torn apart when arguing about issues not covered in a will. The presumption is often that disputes arise […]
When preparing your Will, who should you appoint as your Executor? One of the important decisions that you’ll have to make when preparing your Will is who to appoint as your Executor. An Executor is the person who is responsible for carrying out the wishes in your will. Upon your death, your appointed Executor will manage your […]
It is quite common to see “Do It Yourself” Will Kits in Newsagents or Post Offices. They are often inexpensive and contain directions in relation to how they should be filled out. There is nothing stopping you from drafting your own Will or using one of these Will Kits – that being said, a Will […]
Estate planning can help avoid complications that can arise following the death of a loved one. With an ageing population in Australia, proper estate planning is critical to ensure that your loved ones are adequately taken care of and have directions as to what to do when you move on. Estate planning can include the […]
Don’t put it off – set some time aside to write or review your Will Everyone aged 18 years and over should have a Will – however the NSW Trustee & Guardian’s statistics show that over 45% of people in New South Wales do not have a Will! Between 18 September 2011 and 24 September […]
Financial protection such as insurance can help ease some of the stress at difficult times and ensure that financial worries do not add to your family’s emotional burden at time when they are least able to cope.
So you’re reading this website and we’re guessing it’s probably because you’re interested in wills or estates and perhaps drafting your own will. Of course, it’s always advisable to at least obtain professional advice or even better, have lawyers like us prepare a will for you. So what does that mean at this stage, do […]