Will Disputes in NSW – How They Can Tear A Family Apart Will Disputes can tear a family apart! In the recent decision of the New South Wales Supreme Court in Smith v Smith  demonstrates the devastating and long lasting effect that Will disputes can have on family relationships. The opening statement of the … Continue reading Will Disputes – How They Can Tear A Family Apart
The Guardianship Tribunal are for people who are planning for their future, they will generally understand the need to have an Enduring Power of Attorney in the event that, they are unable to make financial decisions. However, often people do not consider who, or how, decisions about their lifestyle will be made for them in … Continue reading The Guardianship Tribunal
What to do with Competing Family Provision Claims is something for a legal expert to advise upon. It can become a battle of Wills and therefore can become quite complex. See the example below of a real-life case where a battle of wills needed expert legal advice! The recent decision of the NSW Supreme Court … Continue reading What To Do With Competing Family Provision Claims!
It’s the new year, how was last year? Have your circumstances changed? If you answered yes, then it’s time you thought about updating your Will! There are many reasons that the chore of updating your Will needs to be moved to the top of your to do list. It is even more important if your … Continue reading Updating Your Will – Have Your Circumstances Changed?
Looking to the future! Trust Funds – Is it a good idea to have a Trust Fund? My mother is going to have to sell her home to go into care facilities – Is it correct that if the money is put into Trust it can’t be accessed by the Care Home to pay for … Continue reading Trust Funds and Retirement Homes
When you die, someone will have to manage your estate, take charge of the assets and divide them as your will or if there is no will, as the law provides. If you have a Will, that person will be named in the Will, and is known as your Executor. If you do not have … Continue reading Managing Your Estate
“I don’t want the kids to have to move” Protecting Your Childrens Inheritance – Many parents are concerned that if they die they do not want the family to have to move – they believe that the death will be traumatic enough without having to adjust to a new home as well. Mark felt that … Continue reading Protecting Your Childrens Inheritance
Fraudulent – If you think that the deceased’s signature on their Will is not theirs, you may be able to challenge the Will on the basis of it being forged. It is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible if you believe that a signature on a Will has been forged. Time is … Continue reading The Will looks Fraudulent
My daughter is severely disabled. How can I ensure she is adequately looked after when we are no longer around? Is there a Special Needs Trust that we can set up in our Will? Special Needs and Your Will – For parents of a child with a severe disability, how to ensure that their child … Continue reading Special Needs and Your Will
Your father needs to be informed that the Will he made when married to your mother has been revoked by his subsequent marriages My father has been married a couple of times and is currently engaged. He hasn’t changed his Will since my mother passed and is not getting any younger! I dread having to … Continue reading When a will is revoked by a new marriage