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Estate & Succession Planning: Letters of Administration

Posted by Naomi Webb on Jan 12, 2017 9:41:09 AM

This series of blog posts has walked you through the process of applying for a Grant of Probate. However, if your loved one has passed away without a Will (the law calls this dying ‘intestate’), a Grant of Probate is not available to you to distribute the Estate.

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Topics: Estate & Succession Planning, Probate

Estate & Succession Planning: Documents (4) Grant of Probate

Posted by Naomi Webb on Jan 12, 2017 9:27:14 AM

The ‘Grant of Probate’ is the fourth document required in an application for a Grant of Probate.

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Topics: Probate

Estate & Succession Planning: On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me...the best gift of all - Estate Planning!

Posted by Naomi Webb on Dec 22, 2016 4:14:02 PM

As you’ve followed us through the 12 days of Estate Planning Christmas, you will have seen how important it is to have planned out what will happen to your assets in the future, and who will take care of you and your finances should you lost capacity.

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Topics: Estate & Succession Planning, Wills

Estate & Succession Planning: On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me...a review of our company!

Posted by Naomi Webb on Dec 22, 2016 4:07:49 PM

Over the Christmas break you may have a bit more time to step back from the craziness of work, and instead of having to juggle all the day-to-day matters, you may decide to review your company.

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Topics: Estate & Succession Planning, Wills, Power of Attorney

Estate & Succession Planning: On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me...a heart full of generosity

Posted by Naomi Webb on Dec 21, 2016 9:39:53 AM

Have you ever thought of including a charity in your Will? This Christmas, as we think about those less fortunate than us, we may be inspired to do just this!

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Topics: Estate & Succession Planning, Wills

Estate & Succession Planning: On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me...an update to my twenty-year-old Power of Attorney!

Posted by Naomi Webb on Dec 21, 2016 9:36:40 AM

When was the last time you sat down and thought about who you appointed as your Executor, Power of Attorney or Enduring Guardian? If it is so long in the past that you can’t remember, it may be time to update those documents! 

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Topics: Estate & Succession Planning

Family Law: How to…value your superannuation in family law

Posted by James Frank on Dec 20, 2016 11:01:26 AM

When pursuing a Family Law property settlement, we need to get an idea of the total property pool and the value of the assets within this pool. Some assets are much easier to value than others. For example, a bank account is very easy to value – just log onto online banking!

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Topics: Family Law Property Settlement, Family Law

Family Law: How to...prepare a balance sheet

Posted by James Frank on Dec 20, 2016 10:55:19 AM

If your family law property settlement is either in Court, being negotiated or in mediation, it is likely that you will encounter a ‘balance sheet’. A balance sheet is a list of assets and liabilities held by the separated parties. The balance sheet also includes add backs, financial resources and superannuation. The purpose of a balance sheet is to calculate the net asset pool of the shared parties and to ensure all assets and liabilities are fully disclosed.

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Topics: Family Law, Family Law Property, How to

Family Law: How to…reach an agreement regarding parenting

Posted by James Frank on Dec 15, 2016 9:00:01 AM

When it comes to children, Family Law has one big rule – whatever is in the best interests of the children is priority no. 1. In saying that, often it is in the best interests of the children to have a set routine. This means having comprehensive parenting consent orders so neither parent is ever in any doubt as to their obligations (as this is when the children really get caught in the middle).

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Topics: Family Law Parenting, Family Law, How to

Estate & Succession Planning: On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…the wisdom of someone who is eighty

Posted by Naomi Webb on Dec 15, 2016 8:41:35 AM

There are some unwritten rules about what you should not bring up at dinner parties… Fortunately, Estate Planning is acceptable! 

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Topics: Estate & Succession Planning

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