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The electronic age is throwing some interesting questions to the Court and prompting it to keep pace with our technology saturated modern culture. Australian Courts have ruled that electronic and unsigned wills are valid. There have been a number of cases in Australia that have considered whether electronic or other non-paper forms of Will, are […]

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Go to Previous Article – What if I made a Will during marriage, I’m now divorced? In Australia, we recognise a persons freedom to dispose of assets after death any way they wish.  However, there are limits to this freedom. Even where you have taken the proactive steps of making a Financial Agreement and a […]

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Children’s challenge denied after Court upholds mother’s Will leaving large portion of her estate to esoteric healer. Before her death, the mother (Judith) had already gifted the Universal Medicine founder $800,000 which was put towards establishing a teaching hall that was to be used to impart the teachings that she felt had benefited her so […]

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So, you’re organised, you’re diligent – you make a Will and have all your affairs nicely in order.  Tick, tick and tick. But all this comes to nothing if your loved ones don’t know where you have stored your Will. It seems like a trivial detail, but the fact is that sometimes family is unable […]

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Go to Previous Article – Contesting a Will under a family provision application These proceedings took place in Queensland.  The applicant, Peter Kozak, relied on s 41(1) of the Succession Act 1981, (Qld):- “If any person (the ‘deceased person’) dies whether testate or intestate and in terms of the Will or as a result of […]

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A will is a legal document which prescribes what happens to your assets after you die. A validly executed will is the best way to ensure that your family is adequately provided for and that your estate is dealt with according to your wishes. Sample excerpt from our Last Will and Testament Template kit A […]

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Each year thousands people die without leaving a Will and all too often this creates more worries, expense and sometimes hardship for the family of the deceased at a time of bereavement. Think about it now, what would happen to your family and loved ones if you were to die without a Will? When a […]

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Go to Previous Article – Summary of Kozak v Matthews (where defacto partner contests a Will) If you are aware that you are not making provision in your Will for a person who may be an ‘eligible person’ (for example, a person who could be seen as dependent on you for their support, maintenance, wellbeing […]

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Please let us know if any of these links for a Free Power of Attorney are broken – Government websites change their links frequently. ACT: https://www.ptg.act.gov.au/images/inf/publications/GPA_Form_v1.pdf NSW: General Powers of Attorney form Enduring Powers of Attorney form Planning ahead enduring guardianship Form of Appointment of Enduring Guardian/s Qld: Power of Attorney Making an Enduring Power […]

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