The importance of estate planning before capacity becomes an issue

We should all plan for our future. Certainly, we should all have a current will, especially those of us who need to make special arrangements for the care of children or pets. Many of us would also benefit from making a formal arrangement to account for a time when we...

Family Law Reform – What You Need to Know

The Australian Parliament has recently passed significant changes to the Australian family law system aimed at ensuring that the best interests of children are at the centre of all parenting decisions. These amendments aim to foster a more efficient, equitable, and...

What a Will Kit doesn’t do

There are various ‘Will Kits’ available online – most are cheap or ‘free’ and all you need to do is download them and ‘fill in the blanks’. Many websites boast that you can prepare your Will ‘without spending hundreds of dollars on legal fees’. Simple, right? Not...