At Adams & Partners, we pride ourselves on helping you plan for the future. One of the most common ways that we do this is by helping people like yourself draft Wills and Powers of Attorneys. As most people know, a Will and Power of Attorney are estate planning documents which are used for managing […]
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At Adams & Partners we can answer all of these questions and are here to help make the estate planning process as easy as possible. What is a Will? The Will we are talking about has nothing to do with Will Smith or William Wallace (even though those Will’s may be slightly more interesting). A […]
With Superannuation forming a large part of the asset base of Australians, the passing of accumulated Superannuation Death Benefits (particularly when supplemented with any Life Insurance contained within a Super Fund) is becoming an important issue in terms of the Estate Planning for Australians. As noted in our previous up-dates, unless there is a Binding […]
Superannuation is a fundamental component of the retirement planning of all working Australians. One aspect of Superannuation that must be considered is what happens to your Superannuation Benefits in the event of death. If you think that your Will (if you have a Will) determines who receives your Superannuation upon death then this is […]
Admittedly, Wills and Estate Planning isn’t a particularly inspiring topic. That being said however, it is an important matter to consider – if not for yourself, then for your loved ones or those you leave behind.
Adams & Partners Lawyers were successful in securing a lump sum payment received out of the estate for the sister of a deceased, who was not included in the deceased’s will, under the Succession Act 2006 (NSW).
Q. Do I Need A Will? A. Yes. Everyone should ensure that they have a Will. In that way your property will be distributed in accordance with your wishes and not subject to an arbitrary list of persons established by the Government or after costly Court proceedings. Q. Can I Make A Will? A. Generally, […]
Q. Can A Will Be Contested? A. Yes. If you have been left out of a Will, or believe that the gift you have received under someone’s Will is unfair, you may have the right to contest a Will. Q. Is there a Restriction on Who Can Contest a Will? A. Yes. Generally to be […]
Q. Can I Take Action If I Believe the Executor of a Will is not Acting in my Best Interests? A. Yes. If the Executor of a Will is not acting in accordance with the terms of the Will, has failed to take steps to protect your inheritance or has failed to advise you properly […]