3 real Family Law case studies detailing the circumstances, recommended steps to take and outcomes for those going through a Spousal Maintenance matter.Read article
The recent case of Prothonotary of the Supreme Court of NSW v Whit  NSWSC 264 is a reminder to executors that the position of executor carries serious obligations and holds them to a high standard of conduct.
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.
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?
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?
If you are the immediate family member of a person with a disability, you could benefit from expert legal advice on Special Disability Trusts (SDT).
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.
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.
“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…
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?
Example Family Law Scenario
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.