Wills for Blended Families

Wills for Blended Families

Family Law, Will and Probate
Wills for Blended Families Making a Will is important, particularly if you are part of a blended family. A blended family is a family in which one or both partners have a child or children from a previous relationship. Careful estate planning now should ensure that all of your intended…
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Property Transfers Following A Deceased Estate

Property Transfers Following A Deceased Estate

Family Law, Will and Probate
Property transfers following a deceased estate Executors and administrators, referred to as the Legal Personal Representative (LPR), of a deceased estate hold a position of considerable trust and must act with care and diligence in handling estate assets. The role of the LPR includes the identification, protection and preservation of…
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The Process of Obtaining Probate

The Process of Obtaining Probate

Family Law, Will and Probate
The Process of Obtaining Probate Probate is a grant made by the Supreme Court of New South Wales. This ‘proves’ the Will of a deceased person and vests title to the estate’s assets in the named executor/s. This is the official process that enables the executor to legally deal with…
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The Perils Of Not Making A Will

The Perils Of Not Making A Will

Family Law, Will and Probate
The Perils Of Not Making A Will What do Michael Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Picasso, Jimi Hendrix, Stieg Larsson and Robert Homes a Court all have in common? You would be forgiven for thinking, not much. But in fact they do—all six died intestate which means, they died without leaving a Will.…
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Inheritances and Family Law

Inheritances and Family Law

Family Law, Will and Probate
Inheritances and Family Law Families and money can sometimes be a volatile combination. That is never more so than when divorces and Wills are concerned. When is an inheritance an asset for family law purposes? The simple answer is “almost always”. But the answer is not always simple. Why is…
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Have You Heard About a Living Will?

Have You Heard About a Living Will?

Will and Probate
Have You Heard About a Living Will? Imagine being in hospital unable to move or communicate following a serious medical event. It is much easier for your family and loved ones to be sure they are making decisions consistent with your wishes provided they have been considered in advance.  Today…
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Life Beyond Bingo and Bowls!

Life Beyond Bingo and Bowls!

Family Law, Will and Probate
Life Beyond Bingo and Bowls! Not surprisingly people talk about buying their first home as being a life changing event and it is. However, in the past it has been rare for people to talk so excitedly about moving into some form of retirement living. Given that sooner or later…
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FAQ on Estate Planning

FAQ on Estate Planning

Will and Probate
FAQ on Estate Planning While many people are unlikely to nominate estate planning aka “Thinking about what will happen to my assets when I die” as being on their “most wanted things to do” list, in reality, this is something that should be on all our “must do” lists. Proactively…
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