It’s everyone’s worst nightmare. The thought of your family fighting over your assets…but what can you do to avoid it?
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
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
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
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 afr.com recently discussed this growing trend and whether or not it is a good idea. A
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
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.
A General Power of Attorney and Enduring Power of Attorney are very important documents that can provide peace of mind but what exactly do I need to consider?
A General Power of Attorney and Enduring Power of Attorney are very important documents that can provide peace of mind.
Some studies have shown that that nearly one in two Australians don’t have a valid Will. An out-of-date or non-existent Will can result in unnecessary financial hardship and emotional stress for surviving spouses, family and friends.
Nominating a beneficiary with your super fund provider may not be enough to secure your wishes when it comes to distributing your superannuation benefit and any associated life insurance.
One of the biggest misconceptions when it comes to Wills is that “I don’t need one”. This is simple untrue for the vast majority of people.
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
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.
When we talk about keeping up with the times we’re not talking about fashion, music or technology. We’re talking about safeguarding your future wishes, as your wishes stand right now.
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.
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,