Should There Be An Aged Care Royal Commission?

Should There Be An Aged Care Royal Commission?

The federal government has called a royal commission into the aged care industry, following ongoing reports of elder abuse, all while the royal commission in the financial services industry has uncovered financial abuse against older Australians. The major inquiry...
Older People Forced Into Loans Is Elder Abuse

Older People Forced Into Loans Is Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is any form of mistreatment that results in loss or harm to an older person. It is further categorised into physical, sexual, emotional and financial abuse. Financial abuse is most common kind of elder abuse, and it involves the improper or illegal use of...
What is a Right of Residence?

What is a Right of Residence?

A right of residence is created when you include a clause in your will that gives a specific person the right to live in one of your properties for a specified period. The most common scenario for a right of residence is giving a surviving spouse the right of...
Elder Financial Abuse Can Happen To Anyone

Elder Financial Abuse Can Happen To Anyone

Elder abuse is any form of mistreatment that results in loss or harm to an older person. The most common kind of elder abuse is elder financial abuse, where older people are unduly influenced, deceived or exploited out of their assets – and the most common kind of...
An Estate Battle Over Two Wills

An Estate Battle Over Two Wills

The May death of 79-year-old W. Marvin Rush II, the founder of what is today the largest commercial truck dealership chain in North America, has sparked an estate battle over the presence of two wills — one presented by his son, and the other by his widow. Son W.M....