Wills & Estates
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16 Mar 2022
How to lawfully hold and dispose of Wills and Safe Custody Documents
The Legal Profession Act & Ethics Committee clarifies how safe custody documents should be held and disposed of.
20 Oct 2021
Death benefits: The obligations of legal personal representatives in relation to collecting superannuation
What are executors’ and administrators’ obligations in relation to collecting superannuation death benefits? Gillian Hunter from the Elder Law & Succession Law Committee provides background and guidance on this thorny issue. From the Spring 2021 edition of Ethos.
20 Oct 2021
Wills and safe custody packets: Can they be disposed of lawfully?
John Buxton of McInnes Wilson Lawyers discusses the current laws around disposing of client documents, provides some guidance for ACT lawyers, and gives some suggestions for how existing legislation could be improved. From the Spring 2021 edition of Ethos.
6 Oct 2021
Electronic witnessing of documents
Guidance to members for electronic witnessing of Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney.
2 Aug 2021
Enduring Power of Attorney
An Enduring Power of Attorney is the only way you can choose and control who can make decisions on your behalf if you can’t.
2 Aug 2021
Making a Will
Every person over the age of eighteen should make a Will. Your Will sets out how you want your assets distributed when you die.
29 Mar 2021
Do you need help with a will?
You may have heard local lawyer Katie Binstock, the Chair of our Elder Law & Succession Law Committee, chatting with Georgia Stynes on ABC Radio recently about why it’s important to have a legal will. We've compiled some useful resources on this topic.
23 Sep 2020
Best Practice Guide for Legal Practitioners in relation to Elder Financial Abuse
Guidance for legal practitioners to identify and address potential issues regarding elder financial abuse.
24 Jul 2020
Po-tay-to, po-tah-to: How construing a Will can cause some headaches
Kerstin Glomb from the Law Society’s Elder Law & Succession Law Committee shows how ‘standard’ wording in Wills relies on everybody having the same interpretation of words — a linguistic nirvana that simply doesn’t exist. From the Winter 2020 edition of Ethos.