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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…

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…

Your Rights as a Beneficiary

Posted on: December 8th, 2020 by Trudi Kuitert

Beneficiaries under a Will usually want to know how much money they are going to receive or be able…

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…

Access to a Deceased’s digital and social media accounts

Posted on: July 8th, 2020 by Trudi Kuitert

Unlike in many other countries, Australia does not currently have any laws specifically relating to how a person’s digital…

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…

New Funeral Costs Disclosure Rules for NSW

Posted on: November 11th, 2019 by Trudi Kuitert

The NSW Government has announced new rules for the funeral industry which will make it easier for people to…