2020 – New laws potentially affecting you
The beginning of a new year sees the introduction of new laws that may well affect you or your loved ones. Read more to get the scoop. Speed camera locations From 1 January 2020 the WA government is no longer publishing the location of speed cameras! Don’t get...Read More
Voluntary Assisted Dying – What is the impact on life insurance policies?
On 11 December 2019, history was made as Western Australia became the third jurisdiction in Australia, and the 19th jurisdiction in the world to legalise euthanasia by passing the voluntary assisted dying legislation. The legislation is expected to come into force by mid-2021 and it will allow patients with...Read More
Top Five Tips for Executors
For most people, being the executor of a Will is a job that only occurs once in a lifetime – it’s also not a job that many people are prepared for. The duties of an executor are onerous and can change depending on the nature of the estate and...Read More
Is it cheaper to use a DIY Will kit from the post office?
You have decided to prepare a Will but are reluctant to pay the amount lawyers charge to have one prepared. While it may appear to be cheaper to use a Will kit from the post office, there are a lot of issues that come from DIY Will kits that...Read More
Enduring Powers of Guardianship
Estate planning today not only includes a discussion about Wills, trusts and powers of attorney. An increasingly useful part in the estate planning toolkit is a document known as an enduring power of guardianship (EPG). Under the Guardianship and Administration Act 1990 (WA) (the Act), a person can execute...Read More