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Five Common Misconceptions about Estate Planning

Posted on: October 1st, 2021 by John Bateman

An estate plan involves more than signing a Will and leaving it in a safe place. An effective Estate…

Life Estate or Right of Residence?

Posted on: May 5th, 2021 by Trudi Kuitert

It’s quite common, particularly in the case of blended families, that a person when making a new Will may…

Being an Attorney is not risk free!

Posted on: May 5th, 2021 by Trudi Kuitert

A Power of Attorney is an important legal document.  It allows a person (the principal) to authorise one or…

How to help your Executor after you’ve passed away

Posted on: February 22nd, 2021 by Trudi Kuitert

When you choose someone to act as the Executor in your Will, you’re giving them the responsibility of taking…

Bankruptcy and Inheritance – Who gets the $$$?

Posted on: December 8th, 2020 by Trudi Kuitert

Receipt of an inheritance usually has mixed emotions for recipients. On the one hand, there is sadness because usually…

Marriage, Divorce and your Will – what you need to know!

Posted on: November 3rd, 2020 by Trudi Kuitert

About half of all Australians don’t have a valid Will.  Of those who do, many make their Will and…

Didn’t make a Power of Attorney?

Posted on: July 8th, 2020 by Trudi Kuitert

What happens if a person needs help to manage their affairs but has not made a Power of Attorney…

How to safeguard vulnerable or special needs beneficiaries in your Will

Posted on: November 11th, 2019 by Trudi Kuitert

What can you do when making a Will and you have concerns whether one of your proposed beneficiaries will…

What happens to your debts when you die?

Posted on: September 18th, 2019 by Trudi Kuitert

It’s a simple fact that death doesn’t extinguish a deceased person’s debts. Creditors that are owed money by the…

Farewell Scott Johnson – Welcome Lisa Delalis

Posted on: September 12th, 2019 by Trudi Kuitert

Lisa Delalis, Scott Johnson & John Bateman on Scott’s last day at BB. Recently we saw the passing of…