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Yours, Mine and Ours - Estate Planning for Blended Family

A significant proportion of Australian families might fall into the category of “blended families”, which is a family where parents have a child or children from previous...

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Our Dad passed away but we don't want to follow his Will - Deed of Family Arrangements

It is common for children to change the terms of their parent’s Will so that one sibling receives a particular asset in its entirely and pays the other sibling an agreed sum of...

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Advanced Care Directives: revisions to the law

Serious concerns have been raised by health practitioners about the difficult and conflicted position they are placed in when caring for patients who had attempted to take their...

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The risks of using DIY Will Kits

There are various risks involved with using DIY Will Kits. This blog explains what the risks are and how you can avoid them.

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Adult Adoption and Estate Planning

Adult adoption is now able to occur in South Australia. You may be wondering why one would consider adopting an adult, or being adopted as an adult, in the first place? One of the...

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Changes to Probate System in South Australia: What is CourtSA?

On Monday 26 November 2018, the Courts launched a new Electronic Court Management System called CourtSA. CourtSA is an electronic system designed to collect, store and process all...

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What if my funeral wishes are not respected once I have passed?

Making funeral arrangements are often not an enjoyable process and disputes between family members about the service often make situations worse. This blog explains whose decision...

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What is the difference between a Justice of the Peace and a Notary Public?

Most Australians will at some point require the services of a Justice of the Peace or a Notary Public. People often wonder what the difference is between the two.

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Millennials: Do I need a Will?

As a millennial, you may be considering when the right time is to get a Will?

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