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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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What happens to the bank accounts with someone passes?

You should not withdraw funds as you are accountable to the beneficiaries of the Estate. The Bank will only share the deceased’s Bank Account information with an Executor, Administrator or the next of kin. Upon notifying the Bank of the death, all Accounts will be frozen, so no unauthorised withdrawals are made. All Direct Debits

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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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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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