Every day we seem to hear more and more about people or causes that could use our help. While many of us would like to make substantial donations to charities, we often lack the financial resources to do so. Leaving a gift in your Will is a great way to make a real difference to
Whether you think you don’t need an Estate Plan or you don’t want to think about it at all, estate planning is important…and is one of the most unselfish things you will ever do.
Having a child is one of the most exciting times in a parent’s life but wondering what will happen to your child if you’re not here is a parent’s worst nightmare.
Where do you start when someone passes away?
One of the biggest estate planning myths is that only older or chronically ill people need Wills . This is simply untrue.
Something that we all have in common is that we can’t control time. When we arrive at retirement age although it’s a time for us to relax and enjoy our twilight years, it can be a stressful time for a lot of people who haven’t planned ahead.
Don’t put off your estate planning because it seems overwhelming or too hard. Use this checklist to make the process simple.
Most small business owners are known for devoting a lot of time and effort to making their business a success. Unfortunately not as many business owners put sufficient plans in place to ensure their business continues to thrive when they’re gone. Here’s why succession and estate planning are critical for business owners.
Unfortunately when it comes to Wills and Estates, assumptions, myths and misconceptions are all too common and often result in heartache and expensive mistakes. Recently we wrote a blog post about the Top 5 Wills and Estates Myths but here are 4 more common Wills and Estates misunderstandings.
When it comes providing for your loved ones in your Will, most people think immediately of their children and other family members who may be in their care. Unfortunately many of us overlook other loved ones – our pets.
When it comes to Wills and Estate Planning many people make assumptions that can lead to unnecessary confusion and further heartache for loved ones.
Testamentary Trusts are set up in a person’s Will for many reasons. What exactly is a Testamentary Trust and do you need one?
Dealing with the death of a loved one is hard enough, but it can be even harder when someone contests or challenges the deceased’s Will.
Estate planning and Wills are rarely as simple as we think. Every situation is unique, so it’s not uncommon that a person may be left out of a Will but believe they have a claim on an Estate. So where do you start if you want to contest a Will?
Choosing your Executor will be one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make – but what exactly do you need to consider and how do you choose the right person?
Being an Executor of an estate is an important role but what exactly is involved?
When it comes to administering an estate, one of the most common questions we get asked is, what exactly is Probate and a Court Grant of Probate?
A Green Paper from the Actuaries Institute, Unlocking Housing Wealth, released last month claims that the family home is a store of considerable, though relatively untapped, wealth for current retirees. The paper addresses the dilemma of current asset-rich, cash-poor retirees whose wealth is tied up in the family home.
Retirement’s great. Well at least it looks pretty good from the outside. I hope to do it myself one day. You’ve probably spent most of your life shouldering work and family responsibilities. You start counting down the days until you can kick back and focus on you and just enjoying yourself.
Divorce is hard enough, but it’s what can happen much further down the track that can be worse.