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The Importance of a Revocation Clause in your Will

When it comes to Estate planning, creating a Will is a crucial step in ensuring your assets are distributed according to your wishes after you’re gone.  However, what many people may not realise is the significance of including a specific revocation clause in their Will. Life is unpredictable and your circumstances may change over time. […]

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Does my Superannuation form part my estate?

Generally, superannuation does not form part of your Estate unless the trustee of the superannuation fund pays your member ‘death benefits’ (the balance of your superannuation account) directly to your Estate. If you wish for your Superannuation to be paid to beneficiaries directly, you should contact your fund and discuss having a Binding Nomination placed

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Dependency and why it is important to contest a Will

It is common that when somebody passes away, a person who is in a relationship with that person (whether de-facto or married) or a child, sibling or relative may feel that they have not been properly provided for under the will. If this is the case, they may consider contesting the will or making what

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Contesting a Will – The time limits you need to know

In New South Wales any person has the ability to contest a will or make as we call it a “Family Provisions Claim”. However, like most litigated claims it is very important that you are aware of the statutory time limits. Without proper attention to these time limits it is highly likely that you will

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