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Executors In Disagreement!

Executors, Inheritance and Disagreements! Disagreements between Executors can have an immensely negative impact on the administration of a deceased Estate, from slowing down the distribution of the Estate, to the beneficiaries named in the Will, to increasing legal costs and time consuming, expensive court proceedings to resolve Executor disputes. A good example of the issues that can … Continue reading Executors In Disagreement!

Close Personal Relationship

  Estate of MPS, Deceased [2017] NSWSC 482 – Family Provision Application. In order to bring a claim against a Deceased estate in NSW, you must be an eligible person as defined in section 57 of the Succession Act 2006 (NSW) (the Act).  The Act provides that one category of eligible person is “a person … Continue reading Close Personal Relationship

De Facto Will Disputes

The Estate of Peter Wolfgang Porada, Late of Pericoe [2017] NSWSC 818 Relationships can be complicated at the best of times, but even more so when one of the parties dies and the other is left to prove their relationship before the Court. In order to make a claim for further provision from a deceased … Continue reading De Facto Will Disputes

Succession Services

Having an expert who only deals in Succession and Estate Planning on your side as you get older is a great benefit. It means that your concerns about what will happen to your family after you are gone, are met and you have the comfort of knowing that your family, financially, will be ok. An … Continue reading Succession Services

Removal of an Executor

When a Grant of Probate is obtained, the court expects the person appointed as Executor to administer the estate properly. This means that there are certain responsibilities and duties one must fulfil if one is appointed Executor. These duties include collecting the assets of the deceased, organising funeral arrangements, paying the debts owed by the … Continue reading Removal of an Executor

Testamentary Capacity

For a will to be valid, the person making the will must have testamentary capacity. When making a will, the will maker must be of a sound mind, understand the effect of making a will and they must know what assets they have. The Courts can set aside a will if it can be established … Continue reading Testamentary Capacity

Succession Planning

Succession Planning is the term used for getting your affairs in order. It is about protecting your family and loved ones in the event that something happens to you, by ensuring that they are financially secure. Succession Planning covers a wide range of matters, including your Will and how you wish to distribute your assets, … Continue reading Succession Planning

Wills in Asia and Australia

I have assets Asia and Australia. Do I need a Will in each jurisdiction? Owning assets in different countries is a common factor in the lives of many Australians. It can be a legacy from migrant parents as well as a reflection on the increasing international lifestyle options available as travel becomes easier and less … Continue reading Wills in Asia and Australia

Testamentary Freedom In A Will

Testamentary Freedom in a Will,  is commonly spoken about in relation to being able to leave your assets to whoever you wish. However, in all Australian jurisdictions Testamentary Freedom is tempered by family provision legislation, which requires a person to make adequate provision for the proper maintenance, advancement and education in life of an eligible … Continue reading Testamentary Freedom In A Will

Importance of Estate Planning

Estate Planning at Sydney Wills Lawyers, is an area of our lawyers expertise! See below the services we offer, including Powers of Attorney, Wills, Guardianships and Asset Protection. Many elderly relatives rely on their families in old age. At Sydney Wills Lawyers we can help advise you on a number of relevant legal matters, including … Continue reading Importance of Estate Planning