Wills & Estates

Estate planning for blended families

Most of us appreciate the importance of making a Will and having an estate plan that sets out how we would like to provide for our loved ones when we die.  If, like many Australians, you belong to a blended family, there are additional considerations when planning...Read More

Do You Need a Solicitor to Execute a Will?

An executor is a person who will carry out the instructions in your Will once you have passed away. In general, you can appoint any person as executor of your Will, this includes will solicitors. It is not uncommon for a solicitor to be appointed executor of a Will....Read More

Can I Write My Own Will in Australia

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...Read More

Will Contests and Estate Disputes – An Overview

In Australia, there are legal avenues available to individuals who wish to contest a will or challenge the distribution of an estate. Although regrettable, such disputes are often unavoidable and sometimes essential to ensure fair outcomes. Understanding these legal...Read More