Does your Trust Allow You To Do What You Want To Do In Your Will?

A recent Supreme Court case in South Australia highlighted the need to consider the terms of any Trust before taking steps such as the replacement of a Trustee by Will. The most common trusts today are discretionary, therefore the identity of the Trustee and the Principal/Guardian/Appointer is of paramount importance. In the recent case (Reschke),[…]

 Amendments to The Succession Act 1981

 What you need to know To follow on from our July blog about partial revocation of Wills when a de-facto relationship ends by operation of law, legislative changes have also affected Family Provision Claims relating to de-facto relationships. Family Provision Claims are the most common Will and Estate disputes. In the region of 8% of Estates[…]

Amendments to the Succession Act 1981

The world is becoming more complex and as a result, the nuclear model of the traditional Australian family no longer applies today. In keeping with the times, protecting your interest and those of your family, there are unique challenges in wills and estate planning. Nobody wants to think about the possibility of the death of[…]