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22Jan

Estate Planning for Blended Families

Blended families are increasingly common but not all look like the Brady Bunch, which is why greater care needs to be taken when it comes to estate planning for modern families.   Even the happiest and most balanced traditional families can come to blows at difficult times, such as administering the estate of a loved

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

20Oct

How to Decide if a DIY or Free Will is Right for You

You may not be surprised to learn that we recommend most people engage a suitably qualified legal professional to develop their Will and Estate Plan.  After all we’re Wills and Estates lawyers. But setting any cynicism you may have aside for a moment, I would like to emphasise that this is the case for ‘most’

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

25Aug

How to Speak to Loved Ones About Estate Planning

Let’s face it no one likes to speak about death or dying, but this is exactly what you need to do when it comes to estate planning. While it can be uncomfortable and difficult to speak about what will happen when someone dies, it’s also incredibly important to do so.

Need advice on estate planning & administration?

At Gill and Lane, we’re experts in Wills and Estates and keeping the process as simple as possible. 

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