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wills and estates

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 »

How to apply to the Court for protection on behalf of a person who has lost capacity

The New South Wales Succession Act (“the Succession Act”) and associated regulations allows for an application to be made to the Court for protection of a person who has lost testamentary capacity. An order can only be made if the person who has lost capacity is alive at the time… Read more »

Left Out of a Will

The following case study is from a Sydney Law Firm specialising in Will Disputes.   The main points of this case are:- When one parent remarries and leaves the estate to the new spouse. Power of Attorney sells home and buys a new home in his name only. Children could not claim… Read more »

Gay Relationships – Am I Entitled To Anything?

I was in a gay relationship and my partner died. We didn’t have Wills in place and had only been together for 18 months. Am I entitled to any of his possessions? You may be entitled to your partner’s possessions depending on the circumstances surrounding your relationship and whether your… Read more »