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You’ve appointed an executor in your Will; make sure you let them know you’ve done this

You’ve appointed an executor in your Will; make sure you let them know you’ve done this

When a person dies they usually leave behind a Will that specifies what is to happen to their assets upon their death. A Will also describes who are to be your executors; that is,...

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Do I use my Will to express how I want my body dealt with after death?

Do I use my Will to express how I want my body dealt with after death?

Executors to your Will are required to take “possession” or control of the body of the deceased – this “possession” only extends to being the person responsible for particular...

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Do you have Italian assets in your Australian Will?

The story of an Australian Will maker with Italian assets

You may have read our article “Will my assets outside South Australia be covered by my Will”. We’re expanding on this to provide a specific example of an estate with a valid Will...

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Can I make my Will by video?

Can I make my Will by video?

With the proliferation of mobile phones and other portable recording devices and the movement away from paper-based documents, it’s not too difficult to envisage a time when...

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Sole traders – what happens to your company if you’re not around?

Sole traders – what happens to your company if you’re not around?

If you are a sole director of a company, have you thought about what may happen to the company if you go on extended leave or if you die?

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Duties as a trustee of a testamentary trust

Help! I've been made trustee of a Testamentary Trust

If you’re considering a Testamentary Trust Will you need to make sure that you choose a suitable trustee or trustees to carry out your wishes. Furthermore, if you’ve been...

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Caveats and deceased estates

Caveats and deceased estates

For a relatively small fee, it is possible for anyone to lodge a caveat in the Probate Registry to stop a Grant of Probate (where there is a Will) or Letters of Administration...

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The danger of Free Will Kits

Don’t believe the hype about Free Will Kits

Stop writing your Will on the side of that elusive cow or coaster and fold up your Will Kit. Speak to one of our Wills and Estates lawyers about your particular will needs today.

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Testamentary Trusts in a Will

Why would you include a Testamentary Trust in your Will?

I often advise clients to consider including Wills containing Testamentary Trusts in their estate plans. Testamentary Trusts are also known as Inheritance Trusts or Testamentary...

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