Your Will is confidential. It is entirely a matter for you where it is kept so it is safe and can be located. There is no Government register of Wills made in Queensland. It is not uncommon … [Read more...] about But Where’s the Will….?
The fear of missing out on a deal and concerns about 'timing' the market may result in a Seller rushing to sign a Contract without considering the consequences. The right of a Buyer to change their … [Read more...] about Seller’s Remorse…
One of the various roles of an Executor is to make sure that all estate debts are paid. In particular, an Executor needs to make sure any tax liability of the deceased during their lifetime or of … [Read more...] about The Tax Man Cometh …….
To battle the rise in cost of living, interest when you separate rates and property prices, we are seeing an increase in parents, siblings and friends pooling their funds together to purchase their … [Read more...] about Co-Ownership Considerations
The preparation of your estate plan involves a number of matters, especially the payment of your superannuation death benefit. From 1 July 2017 a “Transfer Balance Cap” was introduced. In broad … [Read more...] about Are you at your (super) limit…?
If you are appointed as the executor of an estate, you have a number of duties cast upon you. They include: maximising the size of the estate for the beneficiaries; and preparing any … [Read more...] about HIT THE BRAKES … !
We look at whether you need an ATO Clearance Certificate when selling property. The answer is yes, if: you are selling real estate over $750,000; and you don’t want 12.5% of the sale price … [Read more...] about The Other Certainty in Life …
I often write about the importance of having a valid Will. You might have been as surprised as I was to learn that Aretha Franklin, “the Queen of Soul”, died without a formal Will. By not making … [Read more...] about A little respect …. for my wishes!
I have written previously about the pitfalls of home-made Wills. Although it may sound like I’m trying to drum up business in recommending your Will be prepared by a solicitor, there is some … [Read more...] about The Curse Of The Home-made Will Strikes Again!
You may know of this famous and controversial line from the character “Dick the Butcher” in William Shakespeare’s Henry VI. Some recent “developments” in technology have had me thinking whether … [Read more...] about ‘Let’s Kill All the Lawyers’