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

A widow contesting a Will

All Australian jurisdictions provide statutory rights for eligible persons to contest a Will on the basis that they have not been left what is considered adequate provision by the testator for their proper maintenance, education, and advancement in life. In South...
18 January, 2021

What to do if you can’t find your trust deed

Losing a trust deed is not something anyone plans to do. Not only is a lost trust deed inconvenient it can also have serious consequences. Even if the trust is able to continue operating, without having the trust deed to reference it may be very difficult, if not...
16 November, 2020

Enduring Powers of Attorney explained

A lot of people have heard of a Power of Attorney however most do not fully appreciate the extent of its power, the benefits it delivers or the types of Powers of Attorney that exist. A Power of Attorney is a useful legal document used to allow someone to handle your...
9 October, 2020