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Category: Wills and Estates

Advance Care Directive

Thursday, 17 October, 2019
advance care directive

Have you recently prepared an Advance Care Directive?

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I want some too!

Tuesday, 2 July, 2019
inheritance claims by adult children

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
wills and overseas properties

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
exceptions to a will you may not be aware of

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
testamentary capacity

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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Do I Need a Will?

Sunday, 11 November, 2018
do i need a will

If you die without a will, the law decides how your estate is to be distributed and who can be your executors. There will be no specific gifts. You will have had no say. You are said to have died “intestate”.

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What Makes a Will Valid?

Thursday, 27 September, 2018
what makes a will valid

There are a number of requirements that must be satisfied for a will to be valid.

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What To Think About When Preparing A Will

Wednesday, 11 July, 2018
what to think about when preparing a will

There are three essential things to consider when preparing a Will.

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Tuesday, 8 May, 2018
Let’s Start at the Beginning- What is a Will?

It's important to have a will. It allows you to choose what happens to your assets upon your death and makes the process easier for your family.

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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.