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Elder Law

Estate Planning – Why it’s time to act

It’s time to address your Estate planning ‘Estate Planning’, it’s something that we put off.  Perhaps because we don’t feel like we have an ‘estate‘ or perhaps our ‘estate’ is too complex.  Some have lodged a will 20 years ago, the majority of us still haven’t ever got around to… Read more »

Advance care planning – now more important than ever

As Australia prepares for the COVID-19 crisis in the months ahead, I urge colleagues in the aged care sector to include advance care planning in their preparations. The Australian Health Management Plan for Pandemic Influenza 2019 cites the importance of Advance Care Directives as part of a coordinated response. Given… Read more »

What happens when a sole member of an SMSF loses capacity?

A loss of capacity of a person can occur when a person is unable to understand the nature of a document or is unable to communicate a decision. What do I do?

Your Ultimate Guide on Digital Death (and How to Handle It)

What happens to your online accounts when you die? Author: Ariel Hochstadt, VPN Mentor. Ex-Google, International tech speaker Man, I thought you died or something. This is what Marvin, a long-time online buddy of mine, said when I logged into my favourite gaming platform after a long absence.  After laughing it… Read more »

Elder Abuse and the Law

Elder law is an area of law that seems to be increasingly under the spotlight.  It’s seen as a niche & specialised are of the law, but is one that will affect us all in our old age.   Even more so over the next few years with our aging population…. Read more »