Estate Planning After Losing A Capacity

Estate Planning After Losing A Capacity

Estate Planning After Losing A Capacity It had always been the case that if someone lost their marbles in old age it was no longer possible for them to change their Will.   A lot of times, as a lawyer, you would have someone in your office who clearly did not have...
How To Be Prepared For Death

How To Be Prepared For Death

Your own death is not a topic you like to think about, but being prepared for death can save your family and loved ones a lot of heartache. It also increases the chances that your wishes will be honoured and that your loved ones are looked after following your death....
Informal Will Declared Valid By The Court

Informal Will Declared Valid By The Court

The sister of a millionaire who amassed her fortune living a frugal lifestyle has won a court case to prove a postcard she wrote is a valid will. Kathleen Steiner, 59, from Taranaki on New Zealand‘s North Island, died in hospice care in her sister’s arms...
How To Lose A $2 Billion Inheritance

How To Lose A $2 Billion Inheritance

In just a few years since inheriting a fortune from a company founded by their grandfather, brothers Malvinder and Shivinder Singh have managed to lose $2 billion – an astronomical sum. Their story seems to affirm the axiom of “shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in...
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...