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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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What happens if you die without a Will?

What happens if you die without a Will?

You may believe that Wills are just for the elderly and that you do not need one but this could not be further from the truth.

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Superannuation and my Will

Does my superannuation form part of my Will?

Often your superannuation is the biggest asset you have when you die. Many people do not know this, but your superannuation does not automatically form part of the assets under...

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Digital assets in your Will

How to deal with digital assets in your Will

With the rapid advancements in information technology, comes the increase in a person’s digital presence and the creation of a new category of personal property; the digital...

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