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Estate Planning

Do you have a Will?

May 21, 2020

The results of a poll that I looked at last night estimated that that 55% of the adults in Western Australia have no Will, or are not sure if they have a Will.  Of those adults without a Will, only...

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Wills with Tax Benefits

December 5, 2019

We have been finalising wills for a couple with a large combined estate, however, the wife will not have much in her estate if she pre-deceases her husband, because most of her assets are in super. We have worded her...

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Help with a Deceased Estate

November 28, 2019

This week we received a referral from another lawyer to prepare the paperwork necessary to effect a transfer of one third of a property from a deceased estate to one beneficiary, in specie, i.e by direct transfer, and for the...

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Family Provision Disputes

November 21, 2019

I went to a 4 hour seminar on Family Provision actions on Tuesday, in which relatives of the deceased claim to have special need that was not adequately provided for by the deceased. It covered recent decisions, superannuation and life...

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Guardianship and Administration Order

September 4, 2019

What to do when a loved one has Alzheimer’s and is incapable of looking after themselves or making decisions: You would need to obtain a Guardianship and Administration Order to appoint you or another trusted individual as their guardian and...

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Probate of Will with Informal Codicil

July 25, 2019

This week Michael met with an accountant to receive some instructions to apply for probate on a Will that we drafted about 10 years ago. There is also a rather informal codicil which the accountant had drafted for the client,...

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Family Provision Dispute

June 23, 2019

This week we received an e-mail from a lady whose step-son has served a Family Provision claim on her and his half-brother, his father having made no provision for him at all in his Will. We sent her back an...

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The Importance of a Binding Death Benefit Nomination

April 4, 2019

I was reading a recent case yesterday about a lady whose husband passed away with no will, a small estate, $500k in super and no binding death benefit nomination. She applied for letters of administration, but she also asked the...

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