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Surcharge Taxes and Trusts Which Own Real Property

This article is relevant to you if: You have a Discretionary Trust which currently holds residential property in NSW, or which may own land in the future; orYou either currently have a Testamentary Trust Will or are contemplating having a Testamentary Trust Will in... Read More

Digital Assets and Your Estate Plan

My children laugh about my “online” presence. Whilst I have Facebook and Instagram accounts I rarely use them and I have not dipped my toe into Twitter. But I have a substantial photo library backed up to the cloud which archives photos taken by various members of the... Read More

Personal Effects and Your Will

‘Personal effects’ are your belongings. These items will come up in discussions such as ‘who gets Mum’s recipe book?’ or ‘I want Dad’s grandfather clock.’ Thelma (better known as ‘Mum’ by my sister Louise and I) had very strong views as to who should receive her... Read More

Q&A: Wills and Powers of Attorney in the era of COVID-19

Here we answer some of your questions about signing and witnessing requirements for your Wills and Powers of Attorney in the era of COVID-19 as well as possible protections to include in your Wills. Please note this information was prepared in relation to signing... Read More

End of Life Decision Making: Your Advance Care Planning

Most of us want our next of kin to be well aware of our wishes if we are terminally ill, especially if we are incapacitated and unable to make decisions for ourselves. The procedures of Advance Care Planning are slightly different in the ACT compared to NSW. This... Read More