March 2020

Estate Planning & Blended Families

By | March 20th, 2020|

It is common for people to pool assets when they commence a new life together.  The main asset for most of us is our family home, generally held jointly with our partners.  When a spouse dies their share generally passes automatically to the surviving spouse. This causes problems for children [...]

Do I need a new or updated will?

By | March 18th, 2020|

People often approach us asking about estate planning. If you haven’t updated your Will or don’t have a Will at all hopefully this helpful checklist will answer your questions! Here are some major life events and what they mean for your estate planning: 1.       I just got married Yes, marriage [...]

Online & Phone Consultations available now

By | March 17th, 2020|

Just because you are limiting your contact with people, you don't need to delay discussing your family law matter. We are happy to meet with you by Skype, FaceTime, or conference over the phone. Get in touch today and we'll organise an obligation-free initial consultation at a time to suit [...]

January 2020

Consider a Charitable Bequest to the RFS

By | January 23rd, 2020|

This is not one of our usual information-filled but chirpy blog posts.  After the last few weeks it just didn’t seem appropriate. What is appropriate at this time is to remind you that when you are considering preparing a will or making amendments to a current will that it is [...]

December 2019

Will & Estate Law

By | December 6th, 2019|

We specialise in drafting Wills, administering estates and litigation in family provision cases. Why preparing a Will is important It is important that all adults, whether they are of high net worth or hold just a small balance in a savings account have a will prepared. To prepare that Will [...]

April 2018

What Same Sex Couples Need to Know About Marriage

By | April 20th, 2018|

Did you know that in NSW a person's will is automatically revoked upon their marriage (unless there is an express provision in their will made in contemplation of marriage)? A timely article by John Collett and Caitlin Fitzsimmons on the SMH website takes you through what same sex couples need to [...]

Your Online Identity Lives On After You

By | April 3rd, 2018|

An important review is about to start to determine whether New South Wales needs special legislation relating to the accessing and transference of what have become known as “digital assets”. Have you thought how your loved one or executor could access important digital accounts or platforms including bank accounts, PayPal accounts, [...]

January 2018

What impact does the new marriage law have on wills?

By | January 16th, 2018|

On 7 December 2017, an applause erupted in the House of Representatives, signalling that Australia has finally caught up to the world in marriage equality. This is no doubt a fantastic result, and something long overdue. Whilst records of marriages are set to spike in the wake of the bill passing, [...]

Should you pop the question?

By | January 12th, 2018|

After many twists and turns, same sex marriage is legal in Australia at last, and many couples are excitedly planning their nuptials as a result. But what many don’t realise is that family law has its own twists and turns for same sex couples – for many involving such things as [...]

Get thee to a registry!

By | January 9th, 2018|

  Today, Tuesday January 9, 2018, is the first day same-sex couples can legally marry in Australia, being one month (the statutory waiting period) after the law changed on December 9, 2017. While there’s much excitement (and many weddings) going on around Australia today, many couples are not aware that marriage [...]