The idea of estate planning can sometimes seem strange, as it is something that doesn’t typically come into effect in your lifetime. It may seem hard to see the direct benefits, but the same argument could be said for insurance in many ways. In fact, estate planning does matter a lot, particularly to your loved
Choosing an Executor for your estate is an important decision, but selecting the right person for the job isn’t enough if you want your estate to be administered in a timely, and the least painful manner. Once you have chosen an Executor it’s important to consider how you can make their job easier for them.
You don’t have to look far these days to find someone who has invested in cryptocurrency or bitcoin. Crypto-assets are fast growing in popularity but it doesn’t mean everyone understands them, which makes it challenging for estate planning. The process required to pass on crypto-assets to loved ones can seem overwhelming. For this reason, accounting
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
One of our biggest aims for clients is that their estate is administered efficiently and as painlessly as possible. A high quality, legally binding Will and Estate Plan can go a long way in smoothing the process. Sadly though even the best laid plans can go awry – and with no Will or plan at
Why and how to safely share your online details We all hear often enough how we should never share our online usernames and passwords – for good reason of course – but where does this leave a deceased person’s social media accounts? Many of us are active on one or more social media networks, whether it’s
What to do when a business partner dies or becomes permanently disabled Going into business with someone else, particularly when it’s not a family member, is a big decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. While many people give a lot of thought to the compatibility of working together and how the business will actually operate, unfortunately
Choosing the right solicitor for you Like any industry, there are varying levels of expertise and specialities in the legal profession. Most people want to be sure they are entrusting their legal needs in the right hands, particularly when it comes to personal matters like Wills and Estates. The question is then how do you
Where do you start when someone passes away?
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 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.
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?