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Category: Wills and Estates

What happens if you die without a will?

Friday, 17 June, 2022

Having a will ensures your property is distributed according to your wishes after you die. This may include property such as your house and monies in your bank account.

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What’s Wrong With a Will Kit or an Online Will?

Wednesday, 1 December, 2021

Will kits purchased at the newsagent or online wills which are now available appear to be a convenient, cheap and fast way of directing what is to happen to your assets on your death. But they can cause problems which can end up costing your estate a great deal of money.

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Things to Think About When Choosing Executors

Monday, 6 September, 2021

An executor is the person you appoint in your Will to collect your assets and administer your estate on your death.

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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and executing your Will

Friday, 3 April, 2020

The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing the way in which people conduct their lives. The promotion of self-isolation and social distancing during this unprecedented period is encouraging businesses across the country to innovate. This includes legal practices.

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Advance Care Directive

Thursday, 17 October, 2019

Have you recently prepared an Advance Care Directive?

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I want some too!

Tuesday, 2 July, 2019

The likelihood of the success of an adult child in a claim for further provision from an estate is often a matter to be considered by a person when making a will.

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Wills and overseas properties

Thursday, 16 May, 2019

It is becoming increasingly more common for Australians to own property overseas. When property is held in different countries it is important that consideration is given to ensuring this property is dealt with in accordance with your wishes upon your death.

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Things You Should Know!

Saturday, 30 March, 2019

Generally, a will remains valid until the person who made the will changes or revokes it. But there are exceptions that you may not be aware of.

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Testamentary Capacity

Sunday, 2 December, 2018

The question of the capacity of a testator (person making a will) is often questioned where a will makes little or no provision for persons who would ordinarily have expected an interest. It is often a child of the testator.

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Disclaimer: The information contained in this blog is for informational purposes only and is not legal advice. Nothing in this blog should be deemed to create or constitute a solicitor-client relationship between any readers and Swan Family Lawyers. A solicitor-client relationship is created only when this firm agrees to represent someone and a written engagement agreement or engagement letter is signed by both the client and solicitor. In all cases, the reader should consult his or her own solicitor for advice. The information in this blog is based on Australian law.