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Brooke Febo  /  06 May, 2024

A breakdown of the key amendments to the Family Law Act 1975, as of 6 May 2024.

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Risks of being Executor of Will: Insights from Recent NSW Case 2023

The recent case of Prothonotary of the Supreme Court of NSW v Whit [2023] NSWSC 264 is a reminder to executors that the position of executor carries serious obligations and holds them to a high standard of conduct.  

25 May, 2023

Why most people can benefit from a Discretionary Testamentary Trust Will

DTT Wills have long been a mechanism of high-net-worth individuals to segregate and protect assets and obtain tax advantages. However, there has been an increase in the number of people who can benefit from a DTT Will.

17 Apr, 2023

Do Children have Rights to See Their Parents?

If a parent loses the capacity to make decisions for themselves, can their appointed guardian decide who can and cannot have contact with the parent?

12 Apr, 2023

Testamentary Trust Wills: The New Standard

A standard Will is the most common type of Will, however the Testamentary Trust Will is fast increasing in popularity as people seek the asset protection and tax advantages it offers. So, what are they and what are the differences?

04 Apr, 2023

Why you should do a Statement of Wishes with your Will

The role of the executor is broad and, depending on the size and nature of the estate, can be quite demanding. You can, however, make your executor’s job much easier by leaving a Statement of Wishes.

20 Mar, 2023

Ageing in Place and Retirement Villages

A phrase that is being thrown about more frequently is “ageing in place”. It refers to the desire to continue to live in the community independently with assistance where required, rather than in residential aged care.  

07 Mar, 2023

Let your last gift to your loved ones be a Will

“I don’t need a Will. It’ll go to my family anyway.” This is something that is often said to an Estates Solicitor and may be partly correct in some situations. If you do not have a Will (referred to as dying intestate or intestacy), your estate may pass to your family in a way that

27 Feb, 2023

How do you prove your love? With a Will.

Nowadays, a de facto relationship is almost as good as married without the marriage certificate. But unless you register your de facto relationship, how do you prove that you actually have one? And why is this important?

20 Feb, 2023

How to Bulletproof a Will from Family Provision Claims

The family provision laws under the Succession Act 2006 (NSW) enable a Court to effectively rewrite a person’s Will where it is found that an inadequate provision has been made for an eligible person.

09 Nov, 2022
Anna Roberts

You Need an up-to-date Will: Top 8 Reasons Why

Here are the top 8 reasons why you need a Will and why it needs to be kept up-to-date.

09 May, 2021

Who can make a Family Provision Claim?

Despite people having the freedom to direct who they leave their assets to when they die in their Will, there are laws in New South Wales allowing “eligible persons” to contest a Will if they have been either left out or not adequately provided for in the Will.

28 Apr, 2021