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Why should I have a Will? Because your Estate won’t go to your partner!

Many people think that if they pass without a Will (die intestate) their Estate will automatically pass to their loved ones, particularly their partner. This is not true. The Administration Act (particularly section 14) automatically governs where the Estate goes. Roughly one-third goes to a partner (which might be hard to establish). The rest goes [...]

By | 2019-02-05T05:53:42+00:00 January 17th, 2019|Springdale News, Wills|Comments Off on Why should I have a Will? Because your Estate won’t go to your partner!

The dangers of unclear succession…. resulting in the Norwegian civil war!

Some interesting reading lately which shows the important of a Wills, Enduring Powers, and proper succession planning throughout history! During the 12th century in Norway, after the death of the king, clear succession laws did not exist - the main criterion for being considered a worthy candidate for the throne was to be a descendant of [...]

By | 2019-02-05T06:31:27+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Springdale News, Wills|Comments Off on The dangers of unclear succession…. resulting in the Norwegian civil war!

Effect of same-sex marriage on Wills…

An interesting article on ABC today about the effect of same-sex marriages in Australia, which could be to render existing Wills of the partners as invalid: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-10/same-sex-marriage-couples-married-overseas-should-check-wills/9315334 Section 14 of the Wills Act 1970 (WA) provides that generally a Will is voided by a subsequent marriage. If you have any questions regarding Wills, Probate and [...]

By | 2019-02-05T06:34:33+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Springdale News, Wills|Comments Off on Effect of same-sex marriage on Wills…