What a Will Kit doesn’t do

There are various ‘Will Kits’ available on-line – most are cheap or ‘free’ and all you need to do is download them and fill in the blanks. Many websites boast that you can prepare your Will ‘without spending hundreds of dollars on legal fees’. Simple, right? Not...Read More

How much should I leave my children in my Will?

Knowing that any of your children are eligible to make a Family Provision claim to challenge your Will after you pass away, we are often asked, “how much is enough to leave each of them?” We are usually asked this question when a person does not wish to provide for...Read More

The pitfall of undocumented family loans

It’s not uncommon for one family member to loan money to another family member without preparing a written agreement and with the intention that it will be repaid when the person loaning the money asks for it. Such a loan is termed an on demand loan, that is, the loan...Read More

Did you know – Having your signature witnessed

If you need to sign an affidavit, you will need to sign it before, and have it witnessed by: a justice of the peace; a solicitor; or another select number of people authorised by law. If the affidavit is to be signed overseas, you could also use a notary public; or an...Read More

4 reasons to have a testamentary trust

A testamentary trust can be an effective estate planning tool to provide for children, grandchildren and others in the right circumstances. What is a Testamentary Trust? A testamentary trust is A term often used to describe a discretionary family trust established...Read More

Top 4 documents everyone should have.

If the worst should happen you want to know that your affairs will be taken care of.  Accordingly, the four documents everyone should have are a Will, an Enduring Power of Attorney, an Enduring Guardian and a Superannuation Binding Death Benefit Nomination....Read More