Invalid Will negates Estate Planning

Some 'features' of an Invalid Will Estate plans negated by an Invalid Will cause untold family disruption and financial pressure on those left to tidy up after the deceased has passed. Wills have been found to be invalid for a number of reasons. The more common causes of the invalidity, include – Incorrectly signed/ witnessed (or in fact, unsigned);Witnessed by ‘inappropriate’ people; and‘incapacity’ on the part of the Testator. What [...]

By |2021-04-22T18:51:21+10:00September 20, 2013|Estate Planning|1 Comment

Estate planning foundation: a valid Will

Apart from the time to consider all of the issues that need to be considered in formulating an estate plan, the estate planning foundation: a valid Will, is core to the end process. Is my Will fully valid; and up to date? Estate planning is, as noted earlier in this series of posts, a process more so than a set of documents. However, the documentation of that process is critical [...]

By |2018-01-15T12:54:40+10:00February 1, 2012|Estate Planning|0 Comments

Important Estate Planning elements

What are the important estate planning elements? Some important Estate Planning elements include a Will, an enduring power of attorney (EPA) and insurance cover. In considering your Estate Plan, particularly the drafting of a valid Will, it is important to understand clearly what assets actually form part of your estate – not everything that you have control of is necessarily ‘yours to bequest’! The use of testamentary trusts and the appointment of appropriate executors/trustees are important considerations [...]

By |2018-09-26T12:20:13+10:00February 8, 2010|Estate Planning|0 Comments
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