What is a Statutory Will?

What is a Statutory Will?

The Supreme Court of Queensland handed down a decision in which a statutory will was made for a 12-year-old girl. What is a Statutory Will? Section 21 of Succession Act (Qld) gives the court discretion to authorise a will to be made, altered or revoked for a person...
The Responsibilities of the Executor

The Responsibilities of the Executor

The executor of an estate has an obligation to engage in the due administration of the estate. Enormous obligations are cast upon the executors to gather in the estate, pay all testamentary debts and expenses and to distribute the estate in a correct and legal way....
Stop Putting Off Writing Your Will

Stop Putting Off Writing Your Will

Writing your will as part of your estate planning is one of the most important things you can do for your loved ones while you are still around to do it.  But many of us put it off and there comes a time when the opportunity to do it passes. By then it is too late and...
How To Leave An Inheritance To Your Family

How To Leave An Inheritance To Your Family

Many of us would like to leave an inheritance for our children. We love them and want to leave a legacy that will give them a boost in a world that can be hard. But the reality is that not all of us will be able to do so due to a range of factors. We’re now...
Why Write A Will? For Your Family’s Sake

Why Write A Will? For Your Family’s Sake

Why write a will? Especially if you’re young and healthy – it seems like death is far off. Plus, you think you don’t own much. So why write a will? In Australia, it is the 30-somethings who are the most unenthusiastic about writing a will.  Half of...
When Should You Write a Will?

When Should You Write a Will?

When should you write a will? Many people believe that you should write a will only when you are more advanced in years. Or if you have real estate. Or if you have millions in the bank.  It is easy to think that you should only write a will when you are grey-haired...