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Posted on 4 Jun 2020

Challenges to a Will by Adult Children

How relevant is the concept of achieving equality between children? It is not uncommon when a person seeks to challenge the provisions of a Will for those responsible for administering the estate, and for…

Posted on 3 Jun 2020

COVID-19 – New Regulations to enable witnessing of legal documents

The Victorian Government has enacted regulations to overcome the problems encountered in signing legal documents during the Coronavirus. Prior to the regulations formal requirements for executing Wills and Powers of Attorney required the client,…

Posted on 14 May 2020

Deceased Estates – Guide for Executors/Administrators

We have prepared a guide to assist executors (or administrators) as to their responsibilities when acting in the estate of a deceased parent. Click here to view the full guide

Posted on 25 Mar 2019

Deceased Estates. What “rights” does a beneficiary under a Will have?

Not infrequently, beneficiaries can feel that they are being kept in the dark as an executor administers the Estate. Thus the question “what are my rights?”. Where a deceased has left a Will and…

Posted on 4 May 2018

Wills and Powers of Attorney

The importance of a will A will is an essential tool in ensuring your affairs are properly ordered and benefit those you choose when you die. If you have a current will it may…

Posted on 4 May 2018

Enduring Power of Attorney

Can we help you? Enduring power of attorney (financial) Maintaining financial control of your life is all-important, but sometimes things happen to lessen that control. It may be as simple as being unable to…

Posted on 29 Mar 2018

Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016

Medical Treatment Decision Makers The Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 (Vic) (The Act) commenced operation on 12 March 2018.  The Act has two key purposes, first, provision for the appointment of “Medical Treatment Decision…

Posted on 1 Dec 2017

Major Change to the Laws of Intestacy

New Provisions as to the distribution of the assets of a deceased person dying without a Will become operative as from 1 November 2017 Intestacy Means a person has died without a valid Will…

Posted on 8 Dec 2016

Clever will-makers don’t give assets to their family

Instead they pass control of the assets to their family. Why does it matter? It matters for two reasons – tax minimisation and asset protection. If you leave assets – whether real estate, shares…

Posted on 4 Sep 2015

Powers of Attorney Victoria

Advice for Attorneys The Powers of Attorney Act 2014 sets out the powers and responsibilities of a person(s) appointed as an attorney under an enduring power of attorney. The effect of an enduring power…