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….?
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!
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…
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…
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?
What does a little old lady, her Sydney Harbour mansions, her neighbours and a promise have in common? The Supreme Court of New South Wales recently had to consider that very point! The Court … [Read more...] about A promise is a promise… or is it made to be broken?
This is the seventh in our series of articles on the uncertainties of death. “I can do my Will myself …. Right?” Well …. yes but what is the “true cost” of trying to save a few dollars … [Read more...] about The pitfalls of “home made” Wills
For a Will to be valid, it must meet certain formal requirements. In broad terms, the Will needs to be in writing, signed by the person making it before two witnesses. So, what happens when a … [Read more...] about Traps to avoid when making a Will
If you have recently moved to QLD from another Australian State or Territory, it may be time to review your Will and Enduring Power of Attorney. The legislation regarding Wills and Enduring Powers … [Read more...] about Is it time to review your Will and Enduring Power of Attorney?