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At any stage in your life, illness or an accident can render you incapable of making certain choices for yourself in the eyes of the law.
If you have been nominated as an executor under a will, you need to understand the most common type of “challenge” to a Will – a family provision application.
Spouses (including de factos) and children (including step children) and a limited range of others, can bring these applications, but they must act quickly.
Dying without a will can complicate an already stressful situation for your family and be more time consuming and costly, it also means that you are not in control of who benefits from your estate.
What happens to contracts when one of the parties passes away before completion? Simply speaking, it depends on what the contract is for and what it says. Practically however, the implications ar
Have you heard of an Advance Health Directive or, as it’s more commonly called, an AHD? What is an AHD? Should you put one in place?
Is my will affected by divorce or separation?
If you are separated or divorced and your spouse is named in your will, is this still valid? When do you need to change your will?
If you hold an enduring power of attorney for someone who has dementia and/or has lost the capacity to make decisions about their financial affairs then you may be able to make such decisions on th
If you have made a valid will, then when you die your assets will be distributed in accordance with that will and the process of getting in and distributing those assets will be managed by the exec