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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

Children’s care arrangements following separation

Following a separation parents do not have to go to court about the care arrangements for their children. As a matter of principle, we encourage our clients to reach an agreement if possible, without the need to resort to the Family Law courts. One advantage in...
9 October, 2020

Does your business have a Will?

Most people recognise the importance of having a Will to determine how their estate is distributed when they die. If you are self-employed, a partner in a business or co-director of a company, having a ‘Will’ or succession plan for your business is equally important....
9 October, 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

What a Will Kit doesn’t do

There are various ‘Will Kits’ available on-line – most are cheap or ‘free’ and all you need to do is download them and fill in the blanks. Many websites boast that you can prepare your Will ‘without spending hundreds of dollars on legal fees’. Simple, right? Not...
7 September, 2020

Accessing digital assets – estate planning essentials

The recent death (or purported death) of Gerald Cotton, former Chief Executive Officer of Canadian cryptocurrency exchange company, Quadriga CX, emphasises the importance of planning your electronic after-life. Mr Cotton’s death in India at the age of 30, has not only...
28 July, 2020