Mental Capacity & Writing a Will

Mental Capacity & Writing a Will

Australia faces an ageing population: between now and 2040 every State and Territory is expected to experience a significant ageing of its population, and some will experience a declining of mental capacity. The projections are that over the next 40 years, the...
How A DIY Will Can Land You In Court

How A DIY Will Can Land You In Court

The rise in online do-it-yourself will kits has launched a spin-off product, an app that allows you to write a DIY will on your smartphone. But is this a case of technology making your life easier or technology creating more headaches in the future? Anna Hacker, the...
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...
Why Tycoons Aren’t Giving Their Kids Their Money

Why Tycoons Aren’t Giving Their Kids Their Money

They’re worth billions, but these tycoons have decided that their kids can’t have it. Can leaving a big inheritance to your children ruin them? These tycoons believe so and have publicly declared they will not leave their fortunes to their kids. Warren...
The Battle Over Robin Williams’ Estate

The Battle Over Robin Williams’ Estate

Six months after the comedian and actor Robin Williams passed away, a bitter battle erupted over his $45 million estate between his third wife Susan Schneider, and his children from previous marriages. At stake was not only the wealth accumulated over his career, but...
Australians are Elder Abuse Victims

Australians are Elder Abuse Victims

In 2015, Advocare has released its first National Elder Abuse Annual report and the results are disturbing: As many as 1 in 5 older Australians may be elder abuse victims and the biggest perpetrators are their own children, the report says. The report shows that of...
Can A Brain Tumour Affect Your Will?

Can A Brain Tumour Affect Your Will?

Can having a brain tumour affect your mental capacity significantly enough to affect how you write your will? The de facto partner of ecologist Elizabeth Walker, who died from a brain tumour in 2010, won the right to inherit under her will despite a legal challenge...