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What is a Deed of Family Arrangement?

What is a Deed of Family Arrangement?

A Deed of Family Arrangement is a document used in the administration of an estate to change the way assets are distributed between beneficiaries.  As a result, an estate could be divided in a way which is different to the terms of the Will or where there is no Will,...
What is a codicil?

What is a codicil?

A codicil is a legal document which acts as an extension to your Will so that you can make minor changes or adjustments to your Will without having to rewrite the original. When is a codicil used? As mentioned above, codicils are used to make minor changes to a Will. ...
What is on your EOFY to-do list?

What is on your EOFY to-do list?

The end of financial year is only a couple of weeks away and while you may be getting together all of your pay slips, bank interest details and share dividend statements together for your accountant, it might be a good time to also create or review your estate plan....
Intermeddling With An Estate

Intermeddling With An Estate

To “intermeddle” (or interfere) in the administration of a deceased estate can include dealing with assets of a deceased person before a Grant of Probate has been received.  Should anyone, other than an executor appointed in a Will transfers, disposes of...
Your burial, ashes and wishes

Your burial, ashes and wishes

In our recent article we discussed funeral arrangements and costs and how decisions regarding your funeral will be the responsibility of your legal personal representative, whether that be the executor appointed in your Will or the administrator of the estate (or...