The process of obtaining probate

Probate is a grant made by a Court that ‘proves’ the validity of a Will of a deceased person and vests title to the deceased estate assets in the executor/s. This is the official process that allows the executor to deal with the deceased’s estate. As the legal...
23 March, 2021

Bankruptcy and family law proceedings

Dividing property after partners separate is generally stressful, with each party concerned about his or her financial future. The bankruptcy of one party adds a further dimension of complexity to a family law property settlement. Even partners whose relationship is...
23 March, 2021

Replacing Appointors and Guardians of Discretionary Trusts

An increasing number of individuals, especially those with complex professional and personal affairs, are using discretionary trusts as part of both their day to day wealth management strategies and also as part of their approach to long term planning. Discretionary...
23 February, 2021

Power of Attorney Abuse

A Power of Attorney is a legal document authorising a person to act for you and make binding decisions on your behalf during your lifetime.  A Power of Attorney is usually prepared: to facilitate and complete transactions when you are unavailable to do so, for example...
23 February, 2021