Executors Of An Estate: Can They Be Paid And How Does It Work?

Executors Of An Estate: Can They Be Paid And How Does It Work?

An executor of an estate is someone appointed by the Will maker to administer their estate. This involves collecting assets of the estate, paying any taxes and debts of the deceased, and then distributing the remainder of the deceased estate according to the terms of...
What Is A Life Interest? And How To Create One In Your Will

What Is A Life Interest? And How To Create One In Your Will

Life interests are popular now that second marriages and de-facto relationships are commonplace in society. Life interests enable you to provide for someone by giving them the ability to use your property after your death. A life interest provides many of the benefits...
Capacity To Make A Will: What You Need To Know

Capacity To Make A Will: What You Need To Know

Whether you have ‘capacity’ to make a decision may significantly impact your ability to conduct your own affairs. Capacity is a particularly important legal concept when making a new will or a power of attorney. Understanding what constitutes capacity will assist you...
Want to Know What Happens To Your Assets After Death?

Want to Know What Happens To Your Assets After Death?

One of the most important decisions to make when considering making a Will is who gets your assets. Many clients are surprised to find that their Will only deals with assets in their own name at the date of death which could only be a bank account of $10,000, although...
Know Your Obligations When It Comes To Your Will and Your Family

Know Your Obligations When It Comes To Your Will and Your Family

1. Drafting your Will Writing a will is crucial as it provides you with reassurance about who will attend to your affairs upon your death and gives you the opportunity to decide the manner in which your assets will be distributed. Most of us understand that we have...
Power Of Attorney – What Is It And Do I Need One?

Power Of Attorney – What Is It And Do I Need One?

A Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows you to appoint someone to make important lifestyle, medical or financial decisions on your behalf. Any decision made by an attorney will have the same legally binding effect as if you had made that decision yourself....