Wills & Estates

Succession Planning

June 21, 2019

Protecting your business, your estate and you You may be surprised to hear that in a recent Family Business Australia survey less than...

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“The Thorn Birds Between Two Roses”: Conflicting Wills

November 9, 2018

Australia’s famous author of “The Thorn Birds”, Colleen McCullough (who died in 2015) provided a great source of entertainment through her writing for...

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“As Told by Hassold”: A Tale of Many Wills

November 7, 2018

We were instrumental in getting this tale over the line earlier this year and now we take the time to reflect on the...

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Wills: Greedy v Needy

July 4, 2018

Dissecting Decisions: Swanson v Reis [2018] SASC 20 An Inheritance (Family Provision) claim has been dismissed on the first limb for the first...

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The Benefits of Incorporating a Testamentary Trust in Your Will

March 26, 2018

What is a trust? A trust is a relationship that arises at law under which an entity (trustee) holds property for the benefit...

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March 26, 2018

Argiro v Lagozino [2017] SASC 160 In a nutshell: Will making – where loss of testamentary capacity is a precursor to a statutory...

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In the Estate of Linda Vera Frencken (Deceased) [2017] SASC 160

December 21, 2017

In a nutshell: defamatory words in a Will may not be struck out if they serve another purpose. A grandmother’s Will included a...

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So You’ve Been Appointed as an Executor…….Now What?

October 31, 2017

After a relative or close friend dies, many people are surprised to find out that they have been appointed as the executor of...

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Succession Law: Tiburzi v Butler [2017] SASCFC 89 (28 July 2017)

October 31, 2017

What seems grossly unjust at first glance, is often more complicated than we think. A tale often told, a father passes away, leaving...

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Inheritance Disputes

December 16, 2016

It is an unfortunate, but all too common, scenario that upon the death of a family member – usually a parent – the...

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Wills for Different Countries

May 26, 2016

International wills vs concurrent wills Do you live in Australia and have assets overseas? What happens to the assets when you die? Making...

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Aged Care – Estate planning and substitute decision-making

May 26, 2016

“My Aged Care” was introduced on 1 July 2013 and consists of the My Aged Care website and the My Aged Care contact...

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Well Recognised! Seven of Australia’s Best Lawyers

March 2, 2016

Another ‘win’ for our clients When this year’s prestigious Best Lawyers in Australia list was released on Friday 26 February, it once again...

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Family Provision Claims in South Australia

February 15, 2016

Not quite child’s play Claiming for further provision from a deceased estate has long been thought to be the realm of the dependent...

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Why a Solicitor Should Prepare and Witness Your Will

December 17, 2015

Don’t Try This at Home Completing a DIY project, whether large or small, can provide a great sense of achievement.  However, unless you’re...

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Advance Care Directives

September 7, 2015

From 1 July 2014, South Australians have been able to record their instructions and wishes for future health care and living arrangements in...

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