WACKY WILL STORIES – PART 2
WACKY WILL STORIES – PART 2 In the last two years we have had a look at the lighter side of Wills of some of the rich and famous. There have been many prominent celebrities who have died without updating or even making their Wills, leaving their family members feuding...Read More
Informal Wills – unsent text message accepted by Queensland Supreme Court as Will of deceased
Informal Wills – unsent text message accepted by Queensland Supreme Court as Will of deceased In a judgement handed down by the Queensland Supreme Court in early October 2017 the court found a draft text message left on a deceased man’s phone to be a valid Will despite not meeting...Read More
What happens after you die? The Social Media stalemate.
We as a society are becoming increasingly engaged with social media and other forms of digital communication. The issue of what happens to them after we die is becoming increasingly relevant. Once a person has passed away, what rights do relatives, family and investigative authorities have to shut down your...Read More
Have you separated from your partner? Should you update your Will?
In Western Australia the Wills Act provides that where a person marries or divorces, any previous Will not made in contemplation of that marriage or divorce is void. However, separation from a long term partner does not automatically revoke your Will in the same way. As such it is important...Read More
Digital Estate Planning
We no longer go online, we live online. We bank, shop, chat, do business, apply for jobs, watch TV, listen to music, and even look for love online. What the statistics say: There were 606 million online banking transactions over the previous financial year (compared to 59 million in-branch transactions and...Read More