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Wills & Estates

It is important for everyone over 18 to have a will to make sure their wishes are followed and their assets are distributed as they would want after they die. If you don’t have a will, your assets will be divided according to a formula laid down by the law. t If you die without […]

Claims can be made for further provision from a deceased estate if relatives or loved ones believe that insufficient provision has been made for them however, not everyone is entitled to challenge the validity of a Will. To be entitled to challenge you must have an “interest” in the deceased estate. That means you must […]

Following the breakdown of a marriage or de facto relationship, it is common for separated parties to be unsure and therefore anxious about their entitlements in a property settlement and the assets they are likely to retain. This is only natural given that family law is a complicated and emotional area of law which is […]

FAQ on Estate Planning

While many people are unlikely to nominate estate planning aka “Thinking about what will happen to my assets when I die” as being on their “most wanted things to do” list in reality, this is something that should be on all our “must do” lists. Proactively planning for how you would like your assets distributed […]

It is well known that a Will is a legal document which sets out how a person wants their assets to be distributed once they die. If you are over the age of 18 you can make a Will – provided you have capacity. In general terms a person will have the necessary capacity if […]

Many migrants do not have relatives in this country beyond their immediate family unit. For parents this can be the source of some genuine concern as they worry about the well being of their children and other loved ones in case of their own premature death. We put these questions to practising solicitor, Prakash Raniga