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Category: Wills and Estates

A Lost Will

Tuesday, 5 March, 2024

The Court usually requires the production of the original will signed by the will-maker before 2 witnesses. There are many circumstances in which a will may be lost and it can happen during the lifetime of the maker or after their death.

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Help! I am the executor!

Friday, 20 October, 2023

If you are appointed as an executor, you may need to learn how to administer a deceased's estate.

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Where Is My Gift?

Monday, 10 July, 2023

What happens when something that is left in a will is no longer available at the time of the will-maker’s death?

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What is an Enduring Power of Attorney?

Friday, 12 August, 2022

If you are worried about the possibility of your physical or mental health impacting your ability to make sound decisions in the future, a good way to protect your personal and financial assets and security is by appointing someone you trust to make these choices for you.

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What is the Difference Between Joint Tenants and Tenants in Common?

Friday, 29 July, 2022

It is important to understand the different types of property ownership when planning your will to ensure your assets are divided according to your intentions. It is also a crucial part of administering an estate so your executor can establish if and how property forms a part of your estate.

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What happens if you die without a will?

Friday, 17 June, 2022
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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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Things to Consider Before Choosing Your 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
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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
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Have you recently prepared an Advance Care Directive?

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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.