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….?
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 …….
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 … !
Divorce, ending a de facto relationship or ending a civil partnership can be emotionally difficult but have you ever thought what happens to your Will if these events occur? Under the Succession … [Read more...] about Is It The End Or Just The Beginning…
Consider this scenario: You have 2 children. Child A and Child B. Child A has one child (your grandchild). You give your estate equally to Child A and Child B in your Will. If Child A … [Read more...] about DO YOU REALLY WANT THE GRANDCHILDREN TO INHERIT?
For a lot of people, a New Year’s Resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other…. The start of the new year is the ideal time for you to review and update your estate … [Read more...] about IN ONE YEAR AND OUT THE OTHER…
At Kruger Law, we often receive questions about Estate and Probate disputes. This article answers some of the more common ones. Question 1: Can I challenge a Will if I have been left out of … [Read more...] about Been Left Out Of A Will?
There has been a recent explosion of online services spruiking the ability for you to do your own Will, with the click of a few buttons, at almost no cost. Some overseas websites even offer a … [Read more...] about Is online cheaper, faster and actually better?
This is the ninth in our series of articles on the uncertainties of death. Myth – “I have done my Will and don’t need to look at it again …. Right?” Wrong! It is important that you regularly … [Read more...] about I have written my Will and don’t need to look at it again – do I?