elderly man reclining in a chair with friends and family

Why do I need a Will?

Whilst a Will is probably one of the most important documents that a person will ever sign, current statistics show that almost one in two Australians do not have a Will or if they have a Will, it is invalid. If someone was to die and either does not have a Will, or leaves a Will…
Read More
Three pairs of concentric hands with gold coins

Do I really need a Binding
Death Benefit Nomination?

It is common for people to think that they don’t have many assets and, therefore, do not need estate planning advice when actually the superannuation benefit payable on their death is often a substantial amount and is their most significant asset. Many people do…
Read More
Elderly couple preparing a testamentary trust Will

Why use a Testamentary

Under a standard Will, the Will-maker generally leaves their estate directly to individuals, that is, usually their spouse (if their spouse survives them) and then ultimately to their children.  However, if after the Will-maker’s estate is administered and…
Read More
Images of a Will and glasses

De facto Relationships
and Wills

Will separating from my de facto partner impact my Will? Amendments to the Succession Act 1981 on 5 June 2017 mean that the end of a de facto relationship will be treated the same as a divorce when it comes to the effect it will have on a person’s Will. When a couple in a d…
Read More