Lost Trust Deeds

July 20, 2015

Discretionary trusts and self-managed superannuation funds (SMSF) are often used as wealth management tools for businesses, families and individuals.Every trust and self-managed superannuation fund has a ‘trust deed.’ The trust deed is a legal...


Duties of an Executor

August 20, 2014

If you’ve been appointed as an Executor of someone’s estate, do you know what your duties are?  The task of being the Executor is not always straightforward, and coupled with the emotions of having lost a family member or friend; the task can...


The New Advance Care Directives

July 9, 2014

Prior to 1 July 2014, the provisions under the Guardianship and Administration Act (SA) 1993 enabled you to appoint a person to act as your guardian, pursuant to an Enduring Power of Guardianship document.  Once appointed, your guardian was...


Beware "Do-It-Yourself" Wills

February 26, 2014

Having searched the internet, it’s not hard to find any number of Do It Yourself “DIY” Will kits for purchase at a relatively low cost.  Even at the Post Office, DIY Will kits are strategically placed along the serving line, leaving you to...