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
Recent legislation changes in Australia now mean same-sex couples can legally marry, but it also changes succession planning laws. While it may be the last thing on many same-sex couples minds as they plan their wedding celebrations, the amendment to the definition of marriage has important implications for Wills and Estate Planning they should consider.
It can be incredibly easy to breathe a sigh of relief after getting a Will and Estate Plan done, congratulating ourselves on securing our legacy and a future for our loved ones. We happily file away the paperwork and then forget about it. But what many people don’t realise is just how important it is to
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
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
How to travel smart At this time of year many of us are travelling or considering travel options for the year ahead. Travelling overseas can be daunting for many people, but it doesn’t have to be. If you plan ahead you can ensure your trip is as relaxing and as enjoyable as possible. After the fun
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.
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 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.