“Could you please pass the turkey, and let’s talk about Wills.” Estate planning may not be an obvious subject to discuss over the Christmas table, but the holiday season is an ideal opportunity to have these important conversations.
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
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
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’
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
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
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.
Setting up a Testamentary Trust as part of your Will can provide many benefits including family law and asset protection, as well as taxation advantages.