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HOW TO DEAL WITH CRYPTOCURRENCY IN YOUR WILL

HOW TO DEAL WITH CRYPTOCURRENCY IN YOUR WILL

There are many people who are currently using cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Dogecoin as modern investment methods. However, very few people consider what happens to these investments should they pass away and how to treat these when doing their estate...
TO JAB OR NOT TO JAB? – THAT IS THE QUESTION!

TO JAB OR NOT TO JAB? – THAT IS THE QUESTION!

For those who may be unaware, the Therapeutic Goods Administration recently approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 12 to 15. Of course, while it could be some time before most children are included in the wider vaccine rollout (if the adults’ rollout...
WHEN A SURROGACY ARRANGEMENT GOES BAD……

WHEN A SURROGACY ARRANGEMENT GOES BAD……

In a classic case of how ‘not’ to enter into a surrogacy arrangement, the recent decision of Seto & Poon [2021] FamCA 288 has all the unfortunate facts you could think of. Then, just for good measure, throw in a lawyer behaving very badly indeed!  A...
DO YOU HAVE MORE THAN ONE WILL?

DO YOU HAVE MORE THAN ONE WILL?

When Aretha Franklin died on 16 August 2018 she apparently died intestate (without a Will). 6 months after Aretha’s death, 3 Wills were found under the cushions in a lounge.  Not all of these Wills were signed, and some had handwritten amendments. Fast forward another...
COMMUNICATION IS KEY

COMMUNICATION IS KEY

So often we see parents who cannot communicate properly with each other. There is a lot of communicating i.e. words exchanged, but there are no constructive conversations, and sometimes no resolution at all. Successful co-parenting tends to start with effective...
PRE-ACTION PROCEDURES & DISCLOSURE

PRE-ACTION PROCEDURES & DISCLOSURE

Before commencing proceedings in any matter, parties are required to undertake several steps. These are known as “Pre-Action Procedures”. The Family Law Rules (Cth) 2004 provides that parties are required to make a genuine effort to resolve a dispute. This is to help...
ENDURING POWERS OF ATTORNEY

ENDURING POWERS OF ATTORNEY

Most people know having a Will is important but Wills only take effect once you pass away. So how can you protect yourself, your property, and your family while you are still alive, but may not be able to make your own decisions or carry out your wishes. You can use...