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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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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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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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Covid-19 Vaccine

Covid-19 Vaccine: Who decides if my loved one gets vaccinated? (Advance Care Directive)

What happens if you have been jointly appointed for your loved one's Advance Care Directive and the Decision Makers disagree on whether or not to vaccinate your loved one against...

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10 Things to Consider When Appointing a Power of Attorney

Elder abuse is becoming a serious problem in South Australia. Before appointing a particular person or persons as your Power of Attorney, consider these 10 things.

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5 Lessons to be Learnt from Larry King's Estate

With a net worth of $50M, news anchor Larry King allegedly penned a Will on 17 October 2019, which may cause legal headaches for his loved ones.

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