1 October 2015

How to protect your estate as much as possible from litigation




We’re often asked why estate litigation is on the rise, and there are a number of key reasons.   To keep it simple here’s a graphic that clearly explains just three of the key reasons, and how important it is to have a properly considered Will in place.

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30 September 2015

Contracts – what you need to know before entering into one




Every day people enter into contracts. Sometimes, not even realising that they have entered into a binding legal contract that may have significant consequences for them. As someone who has seen many disputes over what contracts do or don’t say or do, here is a checklist of things to consider. It is important for me […]

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30 September 2015

What is estate planning and what makes up an estate plan?




You may well have heard the phrase ‘estate planning’ before and wondered, just what is it anyway? “I have a Will”, I hear you say, “I bought a Will Kit from the local newsagent a few years ago, so I’m covered.” Ah, were but it so.  Estate planning includes Wills, usually as the starting point […]

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29 September 2015

The seven deadly si(g)ns of a poor contract




Often our clients come to see us on commercial matters when something has gone wrong and there is either no contract or a poor contract in place which offers very little protection. When asked how these sorts of situations could have been avoided here are my thoughts on the subject. 1. American poet Robert Frost […]

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28 September 2015

Front page inheritance disputes




The front page and headline of The West Australian Newspaper recently was: “EXIT WILL FIGHT”. It is a story worth reporting, not in my mind because it is so uncommon, but because of the exact opposite; it is common. The story is front page news partly because of the uniqueness of the death and bequest […]

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28 September 2015

Restraining Orders and how they work in WA




There are two types of restraining orders that are made under the Restraining Orders Act 1997, a violence restraining order and a misconduct restraining order. Set out below is a brief explanation of each of these orders. This information guide is not intended to be exhaustive and there is a large amount of additional information […]

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28 September 2015

Getting your money back – is bankruptcy the answer?




In certain circumstances, a creditor is able to petition to make someone bankrupt. The following information details the requirements and process involved. Having a person made bankrupt is a complex process, and I strongly recommend you seek independent legal advice should you wish to undertake this process. How do I make someone bankrupt? In order […]

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27 September 2015

Just what exactly is a Power of Attorney? What are the benefits and what are the traps?




A Power of Attorney is a document by which you appoint someone to stand in your shoes, legally speaking, and make financial decisions for you. It is also known as the most abused legal instrument in Australia. A Power of Attorney, if properly made (and there are strict formalities that must be complied with as […]

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27 September 2015

Superannuation and your Will – what you need to know




We all have Superannuation. Every single one of us who has ever had a job, even a summer job picking grapes in Margaret River or who started out flipping burgers at Hungry Jacks, has Super. Some of us through decades of hard slog have accumulated hundreds of thousands of dollars, sometimes millions, in Super. Some […]

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26 September 2015

What happens in Western Australia when there is no Will in place.




Here’s something we were asked to put together for a media article recently on the mess that is leaving life behind without a Will in place.

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