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 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!
In our recent post of 17 April 2020, we highlighted the requirements to be followed for a Will to be validly executed. Those requirements, in particular, include the need for the Willmaker to be … [Read more...] about Close enough? The effect of COVID-19 on signing your Will – why you shouldn’t do it without us.
So you have made a Will but where exactly is it? In the top drawer? In the filing cabinet where all the “important documents” are kept? In a box in the shed since the last time you moved … [Read more...] about Will the First Job for your Executor be a Game of “Hide and Seek”?
Summer in Australia is typically associated with sun, surf and cricket. The original Ashes urn, believed to contain the ashes of a burnt cricket bail, is presently in Melbourne, for only the third … [Read more...] about And you thought a game of cricket decides who gets The Ashes!
This is the third article in our series detailing steps you can take to reduce (or perhaps entirely prevent) a challenge being made to your estate. As we have previously discussed, any estate plan … [Read more...] about Where there’s a Will… (Part 3)
In Queensland, there are three main categories of people who can contest a Will. The spouse, the child and the dependant. Families come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and with blended families … [Read more...] about Can my step-children contest my Will?