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13Apr
same-sex wills

Estate Planning for Same-Sex Marriage in Australia – What’s Changed

Recent legislation changes in Australia now mean same-sex couples can legally marry, but it also changes succession planning laws. While it may be the last thing on many same-sex couples minds as they plan their wedding celebrations, the amendment to the definition of marriage has important implications for Wills and Estate Planning they should consider.

02Mar

8 Important Reasons You May Need to Update Your Will Today

It can be incredibly easy to breathe a sigh of relief after getting a Will and Estate Plan done, congratulating ourselves on securing our legacy and a future for our loved ones. We happily file away the paperwork and then forget about it.  But what many people don’t realise is just how important it is to

01Dec

Planning for Major Surgery – A Must-Have Checklist

Preparing for major surgery can be incredibly stressful. With any surgery there are always risks, but there are also other ‘what-ifs’ that can cause concern.   However with a little forward thinking and planning your can take some of the stress out of this time.   Here our essential planning tips to prepare you for

17Nov

What is Elder Law and What Does it Mean to You?

Elder Law focuses on the unique challenges, rights and responsibilities of aged people and their loved ones. There are a wide range of laws in place to protect ageing individuals, their property and wealth. Navigating this complex area can seem overwhelming at times, which is why it’s important to find a legal professional with experience

02Nov

Everything You Need to Know About Wills & Estate Planning

One of the biggest concerns we hear about making a Will or Estate Plan, is that it can seem a little overwhelming. This is why we have created Your Ultimate Guide to Wills & Estate Planning. In this free 20 page guide you will discover everything you need to know about making a Will, as well

06Oct

The A-Z of Wills and Estate Legal Terms

Dealing with Wills and Estate Planning can seem a little overwhelming at times, but even more so when trying to understand a bunch of legal terms.   Here’s our guide to help you make sense of the most common terms.

22Sep

Estate Planning for Loved Ones with a Disability

In our last post we talked about the importance of creating a future life plan for loved ones with disabilities.   Once you have established a framework and support network that will secure your loved one’s wellbeing, you need to make financial and legal provisions needed to support the implementation of the plan.   A

08Sep

Future Planning for Loved Ones with a Disability

One of the biggest concerns parents and carers of people with a disability face, is how their loved one will be supported in the future, when they’re unable to, or are no longer here.   While many people with a disability are able to make their own decisions or actively participate in decision making, some

21Dec
travel tips

Travel Checklist – What to organise before you travel

How to travel smart At this time of year many of us are travelling or considering travel options for the year ahead. Travelling overseas can be daunting for many people, but it doesn’t have to be. If you plan ahead you can ensure your trip is as relaxing and as enjoyable as possible. After the fun

Need help with your Estate Planning?

Creating an estate plan can be overwhelming and confusing, especially when you have complex family situations. At Gill and Lane, we’re experts at estate planning and creating high quality legal Wills while keeping the process as simple as possible. Contact us and we can help safeguard your future wishes.

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