Holiday Wills: Preparing for Paradise

Holiday Wills: Preparing for Paradise

Holiday wills – it is possible you’ve never heard the term. You are planning the holiday of a lifetime, and chances are that you will return relaxed and happy. But have you given thought to what would happen if you died overseas? Christopher Columbus said...
The Most Heartbreaking Fraud

The Most Heartbreaking Fraud

The most heartbreaking fraud is that which happens to the most vulnerable people in our community, When fraud happens to older people, it is called financial abuse. Elder financial abuse is the improper or illegal use of an older person’s funds, property or resources...
Why a DIY Will Is Bad News

Why a DIY Will Is Bad News

Bryan Mitchell, Accredited Specialist in Succession Law (Wills & Estates), explains why a DIY will can spell disaster for those they leave behind. How does a DIY will lead to a court battle? The rise in people wishing to write a DIY will, available online or as a...
Advance Health Directive – Is it Necessary?

Advance Health Directive – Is it Necessary?

What role does an advance health directive play in modern Australian society? Australians generally have a long life expectancy.  According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, most males will live until about 80 and females until about 84 years of age....