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Why do I need a will?

Why Do I Need a Will? The Importance of Estate Planning for Any Stage of Life

Making a will is a really important consideration in all stages of life whether you are marrying, starting a family or divorcing. If you die without a will, your estate will be...

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wills and estates

Is Superannuation Included in a Deceased Estate?

There are many frequently asked questions around superannuation death benefits and Andersons Senior Associate Lynn Pham addresses some of these FAQs in the article below.

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estate planning

Understanding Discretionary Trusts and Second-Generation Estate Planning

Succession planning of trusts requires careful consideration to ensure that an appropriate structure is set up for the trust to be functional and the distribution of income and...

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Should I Name a Guardian For My Young Children in My Will?

It's common for married parents to appoint a Guardian(s) in their respective Wills if both parents should pass away. However, this situation becomes more complex where parents...

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What happens if an executor or beneficiary of a Will can’t be found?

When a Will is written, chances are that the persons named in the Will won’t stay in the same place. What happens if an executor or beneficiary of a deceased person's estate...

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Estate Claims in South Australia

Will the proposed Succession Act 2021 Prevent People With Genuine Need From Making Estate Claims?

The proposed Succession Bill 2021 (SA) aims to incorporate current legislation dealing with estate and succession law into a single act. The State Government has justified these...

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estate planning in South Australia

The changing nature of costs in Estate Litigation South Australia

Increasingly high scrutiny will be paid to claimants who do not properly consider whether their claim has merit, and the court has shown a willingness to order exceptional costs...

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money and gavel

Lodging a Tax Return for a Deceased Estate

Tax doesn’t simply go away when a person passes away. So who lodges a tax return for a deceased estate?

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Covid-19 Vaccine

Covid-19 Vaccine: Who decides if Residential Care residents are vaccinated?

Residential Care residents are in Phase 1 of the COVID-19 vaccination program. What does this mean for residents?

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