The Millionaire Who Gave Away His Fortune

The Millionaire Who Gave Away His Fortune

Is £160 million enough of a fortune for a family to fight over? Sir Jack Hayward died at the age of 91, after a lifetime of philanthropy and generosity. But his own children felt he gave too much of his fortune away, to such an extent that he believed they wanted him...
Estate Battle of Richard Pratt’s Mistress

Estate Battle of Richard Pratt’s Mistress

The mistress of a late billionaire launched an estate battle to make a claim on his estate. Former sex worker and the mistress of the late Visy billionaire, Richard Pratt, was initially denied her $10 million claim and she returned to court to appeal the decision....
The Complexities of Modern Estate Planning

The Complexities of Modern Estate Planning

Modern estate planning can be quite complex due to the increase of blended family cases. As a result, we’re seeing the incidence of estate disputes increase in direct proportion. Often we find that people think they have good estate planning in place, but the...
Testamentary Trust: Should You Have One?

Testamentary Trust: Should You Have One?

Have you considered having a testamentary trust as part of your will? A testamentary trust is established under a will and that comes into effect once the will maker passes away. A testamentary trust (also known as a testamentary discretionary trust) can define and...
Inheritance Mistakes To Avoid

Inheritance Mistakes To Avoid

Many of us dream of receiving an inheritance that is significant, but there are some all-too-common inheritance mistakes. The problem is, many of us are not really prepared for that inheritance and then mistakes follow that mean the inheritance becomes worth a lot...