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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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Are handwritten changes to a Will OK?

Are handwritten changes to a Will OK?

“Dad passed away recently and when I found his Will I also found some handwritten changes to it. What do I do?”

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When does my Advance Care Directive become active

When does my Advance Care Directive become active?

Once an Advance Care Directive is signed by you and your nominated substitute decision makers (if any) have also signed, then the document is active and valid provided it meets...

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Make sure you have a valid Will for your overseas holiday

I’ve done my Will for my overseas holiday. Should I get any other documents done?

When going on holiday, particularly overseas, it is the perfect time to simultaneously review other documents that are important such as your Power of Attorney (to protect your...

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Are assets owned overseas covered by my Will

Will my assets outside South Australia be covered by my Will?

In relation to your assets in that are in Australia (but outside of South Australia) these will be covered by a validly made Will here in South Australia. You cannot assume that...

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Do I really need a Will?

Do I really need a Will?

If you care about your family and your dependents you need a Will. Your Will is only important after you die. At that time, it is read to your beneficiaries and they will find out...

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Advance Care Directives; the detail’s important

An Advance Care Directive specifies your preferences for personal issues relating to your medical care and welfare and can allow you to appoint a substitute decision maker on your...

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