Wills for blended families

Making a Will is important, particularly if you are part of a blended family. A blended family is a family in which one or both partners have a child or children from a previous relationship. Careful estate planning now should ensure that all of your intended...

Can your ex de facto inherit under your Will?

The Succession Act 1981 (Qld) (the Act) deals with the making, alteration and interpretation of Wills, the rules of intestacy and family provision claims in Queensland. Unless a contrary intention is stated, once a person is divorced, the provisions of his or her Will...

FAQ on Estate Planning

When commencing a business venture, it is necessary to consider the most appropriate type of business structure to put in place. Different business structures have different benefits and disadvantages. This article looks at companies – how to set one up and the...

Why it’s a bad idea to write your own Will

It is relatively easy to find a free Will template on the internet and fairly cheap to buy a Will “kit” from a newsagent or online. There are also websites that have “data collectors” that take your information and create a Will for you seemingly without any legal...

Dying Intestate – the perils of not making a Will

A valid Will determines how your estate is dealt with after you die. Your Will can appoint an appropriate family member or trusted friend to administer your estate (your executor), nominate guardians for young children, determine who will receive your assets and give...

The perils of not making a Will

Dying intestate – the perils of not making a Will A valid Will determines how your estate is dealt with after you die. Your Will can appoint an appropriate family member or trusted friend to administer your estate (your executor), nominate guardians for young...