Estate Planning After Divorce

Estate Planning After Divorce

Estate planning after divorce is very important, because in the event of your death, the consequences can be catastrophic for those you leave behind. Estate Planning After Divorce: What Can Go Wrong It’s the usual love story, but with a twist. Aaron and Lisa*...
5 Will Mistakes Not To Make

5 Will Mistakes Not To Make

If celebrities can teach you anything, it’s how to avoid these grave will mistakes. You’d be forgiven for thinking that the rich and famous would have thoughtfully constructed wills aided by the best advice that money can buy, but the truth is that like...
Estate Disputes of the Rich

Estate Disputes of the Rich

You may believe that estate disputes most commonly happen when there is a large amount of money to fight over. That can be true, as evidenced in the following examples. Case Examples of Rich Estate Disputes Liquor magnate Michael Erceg was thought to be worth over...
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....
Fundamental Elements of an Estate Plan

Fundamental Elements of an Estate Plan

What are the fundamental elements of an estate plan? When it comes to planning your estate, it’s common to believe that you only need to write a will, and that a will is a simple document listing your assets and who you want to receive those assets when you die....
Sibling Rivalry Over Inheritance

Sibling Rivalry Over Inheritance

Fighting over an inheritance can happen to anybody, especially siblings. Unfortunately, sibling disputes are the most common causes of will disputes. In the U.K., three siblings fought so bitterly over their mother’s modest estate of £120 000 that by the time...
Nursing Homes Unsuitable for Some Cases

Nursing Homes Unsuitable for Some Cases

Australia’s ageing population means that the pressure to care for an increasingly frail generation is mounting on nursing homes and their workers. The government is encouraging Australians to stay at home for as long as possible as they age, but this means that...
Choosing the Wrong Executor

Choosing the Wrong Executor

Be careful who you choose as the executor of your estate; sometimes the temptation to commit fraud can be too much. A jealous son who was sick of his brother being the ‘favourite’, was jailed for four years for cheating his brother out of a $1.5 million...