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Buried or Cremated… who decides?

Who has the right to decide whether a person is to be buried or cremated? The executor, being the legal personal representative of the deceased, has the authority to make the decision concerning the disposal of the deceased’s body.  From a legal point of view, directions in a Will are nothing more than guidance to […]

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Be careful who you appoint as your attorney

The case of Smith v. Smith [2017] NSW SC 408 is a good illustration as to what can go wrong. Ronnie Smith appointed his second wife, Joy, as his attorney. Ronnie also made a Will giving his home and half the residue of his estate to Joy and the other half of the residue was […]

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Estate planning

Estate planning shouldn’t be regarded as something that is too big or too daunting to get done. Especially if you approach it like someone eating an elephant, one bite at a time until the job is done. Set out below is an estate planning checklist. If you need further assistance don’t hesitate to contact our […]

Disputing the validity of a will

There are a number of ways to dispute the validity of a Will, including, but not limited to: the testator lacked testamentary capacity the testator did not know and approve the contents of the Will the testator was prevented by undue influence of a person for exercising his/her free will.

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