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Does My Separation Affect My Will?

Does My Separation Affect My Will?

A common misunderstanding that many clients have is that separating from a partner, or the process of a family law property settlement will automatically revoke a Will, when in fact a separation from a partner will only revoke a Will when divorce is finalised.  In...
Busting Common Myths About Wills

Busting Common Myths About Wills

If you die without having a valid Will, then your assets will be distributed according to the laws of intestacy and could mean that your assets may not go to the people you want them to.  Having a written Will is the only way to guarantee that those who benefit from...
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Mutual Wills

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Mutual Wills

Mutual Wills are Wills made by two individuals, usually husband and wife, which create a binding contract not to amend or revoke them without the knowledge or consent of the other.  The effect of Mutual Wills is that when one person dies the survivor’s Will is...
Can I Include My Pet in My Will?

Can I Include My Pet in My Will?

It is reported that there are over 29 million pets in Australia making it one of the highest pet ownership rates in the world.  For many of us, our pets are thought as part of our families but, have you considered what will happen if your pet outlives you?  In...