Posts Tagged "Will"


Do you need a separate Will for overseas assets?

Previously it was common practice for individuals with assets in Australia and overseas to prepare a Will in each country where they held assets. This was to ensure the requirements for a valid Will were met in each country given…

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The importance of having a Will

Even though a Will is one of the most important documents you will ever sign, current statistics show that almost one in two Australians do not have a valid Will. According to the NSW Government, 55% of Australians have a…

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Testamentary Trusts, Wills & Education Costs

How to pay for your grandkids’ education through your Will?

It’s in our nature to look out for our loved ones and one of the most valuable assets you will ever ‘own’ is your education. So it’s not surprising that we receive a number of calls from people wishing to...Read More

Halloween & Estate Planning: Visits from the souls of the past

Halloween is that “very American” holiday where the kids dress up to ‘trick or treat’, the students party all weekend and parents stock their pantries with sweets in a bid to protect their homes from the kids and students. Halloween…

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DIY Wills - Southern Waters Legal

The Curse of the DIY Will

“Homemade Wills are a curse” – This was the opening remark in a recent judgment of an Australian Will dispute case… Monique Hayes, Southern Waters Legal’s deceased estates solicitor, agrees! Monique sees first hand the expensive mess left behind when…

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Celebrity Estate Planning Lessons from 2014

As we come to the end of 2014 and reflect on the year that has been, it is a timely reminder that we can all learn something from tragic celebrity deaths. Let’s explore some of the Estate Planning lessons we…

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What Happens to My Pets if I Die?

Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world, with about 63% of households owning pets. Astoundingly, there are estimated to be 33 million pets in Australia, so they outnumber people in this country. Most Australians…

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Rugby and Asset Protection – More similar than you think

The Bledisloe Cup opener kicks off this weekend and it is a timely reminder of the value of asset protection. Ewen McKenzie by now has obviously rallied his troops and given them a plan of action for the defence of…

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