Wills & Disputes, Estates

Am I eligible to contest an estate in 2021? – Family Provisions Claims

Throughout their lives most people decide to draft a will. If you are a spouse, partner, child or family member you usually will not see this document until the person has passed. Upon the reading of this will you may discover that you are not in the will at all or have been left a …

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Buying a Property Subject to Probate or Letters of Administration – May 2020

What is a property sold subject to Probate or Administration? Buying a property subject to Probate or  Administration is when a property is listed for sale and sold without the Executor or Administrator yet being registered on the certificate of title. The deceased remains on title until such time the Court grants Probate or Letters …

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) & Estate Planning

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is gripping the Australian nation and creating a plethora of issues for businesses throughout the country. However, individuals are also worried about the ways that they can protect themselves from this crisis. From a legal standpoint, the best thing to do is make sure your estate planning documents are up to …

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Enduring Guardian vs Advanced Care Directive – What do I need?

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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Estate Planning Basics – Superannuation Proceeds Trust

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 …

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