If you have recently moved to QLD from another Australian State or Territory, it may be time to review your Will and Enduring Power of Attorney. The legislation regarding Wills and Enduring Powers … [Read more...] about Is it time to review your Will and Enduring Power of Attorney?
On 30 November 2020 numerous changes were made to the law regarding Queensland Guardianship Systems. Some of the changes that came into effect include: Changes to the general principles and … [Read more...] about Major changes to laws relating to Powers of Attorney
It is often the case that executors live far and wide and that is usually not an issue in estate administration. Care must, however, be taken before appointing an overseas resident to be the sole … [Read more...] about What if my proposed executor lives overseas?
People are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of having in place a Binding Death Benefit Nomination to dictate who receives their superannuation on death. Your superannuation is not an … [Read more...] about The Superannuation Nomination has expired and the member has lost capacity!
This is the fifth in our series answering common questions about Estate and Probate disputes. I am often asked whether a “Homemade Will” is sufficient and whether it will “do the job”. It is a … [Read more...] about Is my “Homemade Will” enough?
This is the fourth in our series answering common questions about Estate and Probate disputes. We are often asked about the need to obtain a Grant of Probate as part of the administration of a … [Read more...] about Do I need to get Probate?
This is the third in our series answering common questions about Estate and Probate disputes. It is a common feature of estate planning for a person to appoint someone to act for them in the event … [Read more...] about The attorney sold the house!
This is the second in our series answering common questions about Estate and Probate disputes. Challenging the validity of a Will is different to challenging a distribution under a Will - which was … [Read more...] about The Will’s not valid!!!
With the recent COVID19 scare involving Donald Trump, a lot of political commentary has centred around what would happen if he lost his mental capacity. Whilst that situation is covered by the … [Read more...] about so you don’t have the nuclear launch codes but what would happen if you lost capacity?
Where the is smoke there is fire When selling property it is important to understand a Seller’s disclosure obligations with regard to safety switches and smoke alarms. Question Does a Seller need … [Read more...] about The alarming truth on smoke alarms