Common misconceptions about estate planning

An estate plan involves more than signing a Will and leaving it in a safe place. An effective estate plan requires consideration of several matters and ongoing review to ensure it reflects your testamentary wishes and covers unexpected events. In this article we look... Read More

A widow contesting a Will

Australian jurisdictions provide statutory rights for eligible persons to contest a Will on the basis that they have not been left adequate provision by the testator for their proper maintenance, education, and advancement in life. In New South Wales, an eligible... Read More

Defending a claim against a deceased’s Will

An executor is the person appointed to manage the administration of an estate when a Will-maker (testator) dies. Similarly, an administrator will be appointed by the Court if the testator dies intestate (without making a Will). As the official Legal Personal... Read More

How to deal with an unfair Will

In this article we talk about dealing with an unfair Will. We are not considering the validity of a Will or being left out of a Will entirely – rather that the proposed distributions to one or more beneficiaries might be considered to be unreasonable in the... Read More

Accessing digital assets – estate planning essentials

The untimely death (or purported death) of Gerald Cotton, former Chief Executive Officer of Canadian cryptocurrency exchange company, Quadriga CX, emphasises the importance of planning your electronic after-life. Mr Cotton’s death in India at the age of 30, not only... Read More

Estate Planning – what is an Estate Plan?

An estate plan involves more than signing a Will and storing it in a ‘safe place’. Estate planning requires a holistic approach in consideration of a person’s present circumstances and foreseeable future. A plan needs to consider who matters, what you have now, what... Read More