Statutory Wills What is a Statutory Will? A statutory will is a will that is made on behalf of another person in accordance with a court order. In Western Australia the Wills Act 1970 (WA) sets out the requirements for a valid will, one of which is that the testator,...Read More
Elder financial abuse – Early inheritance syndrome
Elder abuse is defined as “any act which causes harm to an elder person and occurs within an informal relationship of trust, such as family or friends”. This abuse can take many forms and may be financial, emotional or psychological, social, a form of neglect or physical. Understanding elder abuse...Read More
Australia celebrates with same sex marriages
Same sex marriages – what are some implications? Some would argue that the legislation that passed through the Federal government allowing same sex marriages has finally brought Australia kicking and screaming (so to speak) into the 21st Century. Many happy couples celebrated a wedding on 9 January 2018 – the...Read More
In a recent decision of the Public Trustee WA v Mack, Master Sanderson of the Supreme Court of Western Australia considered the unusual question of whether an individual (“A”) is entitled to inherit from the estate of another person (“B”) where B received an inheritance from the death of a...Read More
The Appeal on Iron Ore Magnate Billionaire Michael Wright’s Estate: Does Olivia Mead get to buy the diamond studded bass guitar?
The Appeal on Iron Ore Magnate Billionaire Michael Wright’s Estate: Does Olivia Mead get to buy the diamond studded bass guitar? Does your Will meet all the legal requirements? Have you adequately provided for your loved ones? Have you ensured proper support and education for your children? A recent...Read More