There are many reasons why so many people do not have a valid, up-to-date will. One of these is the perception that “it’s all too hard”.
Until I became a practitioner in this area, my family was no exception. My immediate family consists of my mother, my father, my sister and, of course, myself. There are lots of things that distinguish us as a unique family but two that are particularly relevant to the subject of this article.
We are immigrants. We ...
Reviewing your Will
So often a will is drafted and then left for decades even when direct relationships end. However it is important to review your circumstances and those of your executors and beneficiaries every few years.
The following is a checklist of circumstances to keep in mind when reviewing your documents.
Even if some of these circumstances apply to you, you may not need to make any changes to your Will. However, if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us for clari...
Creating a Will for Children with Disabilities
This is my sister Rhianna. She is 37 and has an intellectual disability. Rhianna lives in a group home with four other ladies and a team of carers. She works four days a week in sheltered employment and also receives a disability allowance from Centrelink. 75% of her disability allowance goes to paying her board and lodgings; her small salary just about covers her transport costs and; she is left with a small amount to cover any other living expenses such as medical, dental, entertainment...