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How do you know if a person has capacity to make a Will?

To make a valid Will you (the Testator) must: be at least 18 years of age; understand and approve the…

What are your fees to administer an estate?

Our fees for administering an estate are not calculated as a percentage of your estate. Instead, they are based on the work we carry out on behalf of your estate.

How often do I need to update my Will?

You should review your Will when your circumstances change. Consider the following…

Where should I store my Will?

It is important that you store your Will in a secure place. After your death your Executor will need to…

Elder abuse and the law

It's difficult and uncomfortable to define "Elder abuse". It's a broad brush term used to define a range of physical,…

What is a mutual Will agreement?

What is often referred to as a “mutual Will” is in fact a legally binding agreement between two parties providing that neither party will revoke his or her Will without the consent of the other. The Wills referred to in the agreement are often (but not necessarily) made at the same time as the agreement.

Hope for the best, prepare for the worst

You may not be able to predict the future, but you can prepare for it. What would happen if you lose capacity to make decisions for yourself or if you become physically unable to manage your affairs? If your answer to either of these questions is, “um… I don’t know!” then consider making an Enduring Power of Attorney.

When Sally left Harry

Thirty years after the separation Harry died interstate leaving three sisters to whom he was deeply attached. Harry hadn’t made a Will, so his fortune was divided according to the laws of intestacy. Sally took the lion’s share and his sisters received the crumbs.

All you need to know about executors

Your executor is the person you nominate in your Will to administer your estate and carry out your wishes upon your death. Read on to find out more about the role of an executor and tips for who you should appoint.