Abuse of Enduring Power of Attorney - Everything you need to know Do you suspect abuse of a power of attorney for yourself or a loved one? Let us walk you through what you need to know. Enduring Power of Attorney - What is it? As part of...

Making a Will and Power of Attorney during COVID-19 During these uncertain times, we have seen an increase in enquires from people starting to think about the future, what is next after COVID-19 and what may happen to their personal and financial affairs moving forward. Our advice...

Why you need a Power of Attorney When you are looking into your estate planning you will often come across Powers of Attorney. A Will protects your interests after you pass away, but a Power of Attorney protects you while you are still alive. There are...

After 25 years of legal practice, I have come across a lot of myths about wills and common misconceptions that people have about Wills. Here are some of the common myths about wills I hear frequently. Myths about wills #1 - My wife and I can just make one...

What is an unqualified legal practice? Many people are not aware of this concept:  that the preparation of most legal documents is not permitted  to be done by another type of professional, only a qualified lawyer. And this is for good reason, as great damage  can be done by...

A power of attorney is a legal document where a person (known as the Principal) appoints substitute decision makers (known as their Attorney/s) who can make decisions for them. There are four types of Powers of Attorney Enduring Powers of Attorney (previously known as enduring guardianship power)...

The new Powers of Attorney Act 2014 (Vic) (Act) comes into effect as of 1 September 2015. There are new prescribed forms that need to be used from that date onwards. There are now 4 powers of attorney Non-enduring powers of attorney (previously called general powers of attorney). Enduring...

Fraud upon the elderly is becoming more and more widespread and sophisticated. Presently there does not appear to be any unified Australian legislation which protects older people from this type of abuse.   In a 2011 study conducted by the Crime Research Centre of the University of...

We are living too long for the kids to wait for their money The average life expectancy of people has increased by 25 years over the past century. As a result of people living longer, next of kin are likely not to inherit from their parents...