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...
Doctor Forges Will in Elder Abuse Case

Doctor Forges Will in Elder Abuse Case

In the United Kingdom, a consultant psychiatrist sent by NHS bosses to assess an elderly widow in west Cumbria, took control of her finances so that she and her family could inherit the bulk of the pensioner’s £1.3m estate, a jury heard. The court heard how Alemi,...
How to Choose The Executor Of Your Will

How to Choose The Executor Of Your Will

How do you choose who the executor of your will should be? An executor is the person or trustee company who will manage your estate after you die. Your Will names the executor, and gives them power to deal with your estate in accordance with the terms of your Will....
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...
How To Write a Will To Prevent An Estate Battle

How To Write a Will To Prevent An Estate Battle

Is it possible to write a will that can prevent an estate battle? You won’t have any control over what happens once you die, but there are steps you can take to reduce the risk of an estate battle erupting. Creating an estate plan is the first step you can take...
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...