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Who knows your passwords? Digital Asset Planning

It’s an ongoing challenge in this digital age to effectively manage all of our online accounts, technological devices and passwords. Many of us would be completely lost without ‘forgot password’ or ‘security question’ recovery options. Even then we can struggle remembering which email address we used and ‘who was my favourite teacher’ again. So imagine


Victorian Drivers Taking Traffic Fines to Court

A report shows thousands of Victorian drivers are choosing to take traffic fines and parking tickets to court with the figure increasing by 12,000 from the previous financial year.    The report shows that 72,900 people opted to appear before a magistrate instead of handing over the cash to pay the fines in the last financial


Legal Win for Mental Health

A Melbourne woman who took on an insurance giant has won her case over mental illness travel exclusions.    Ella Ingram who suffered from depression from the age of 17 was refused reimbursement for a 2012 school trip to New York when she became too mentally ill to travel.    The insurance giant’s cover did


What You Should Know Before Buying Property with a Friend

According to statistics 8 out of 10 new mortgages are being taken out jointly by family and friends, but how wise is this decision and what are the legal ramifications if something goes wrong?   An article on recently discussed this growing trend and whether or not it is a good idea.    A


What is an Advance Health Directive and Do I Need One?

Most of us don’t like to think about ‘what if?’ when it comes to our health, but it’s important in many circumstances to legally document your health decisions. This can be done with an Enduring Power of Attorney and an Advance Health Directive, or what many refer to as a ‘Living Will’. So what is an


Planning Aged Care

Your aged care is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make, but all too often we put off making any decisions until it’s too late.


Making a Will – Where do I start?

Are you one of the many people who have put off making a Will? While no one likes to think about what happens after they’re gone, not planning for it can create unnecessary heartbreak and conflict. Perhaps though, the idea of making a Will or an Estate Plan seems overwhelming or too hard. The good news


What next? Administering a Deceased Estate

Losing a loved one and the administration of their estate is one of the most difficult times in anyone’s life. The Estate Administration process can seem overwhelming and confusing with many people not knowing where to start.


The dangers of DIY Wills

A Will is one of the most important legal documents that you will make in your lifetime and it is worth taking a little trouble to get it right. Having a valid, legal and high quality Will prepared is very simple and will secure your wishes for the future.


Getting the ‘will’ to stop worrying

It’s a fact of life that we never stop worrying about our children or loved ones – no matter how old they are.  Every day we come across clients just like you who have significant concerns about their family or loved ones.  Their children may have marital problems, extreme debt pressures, unstable businesses, difficult spouses,

Need advice on a will? Get peace of mind now

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

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