Digital assets are intangible personal assets such as files and information stored on the Internet- on social networking sites, blogs, photo and video sharing sites, email accounts, online storage accounts, as well as online music and gaming accounts. These digital assets have economic value as
The availability of online documents and templates make writing your own Will seem easy and of course, cost effective. However, there is no substitute for legal advice from a qualified, experienced professional no matter how ‘simple’ you might think your affairs are. Over the years
The very nature of life is that your personal and financial circumstances change throughout time. A Will which appropriately reflected your wishes and dealt with your affairs when it was created can be inappropriate or even revoked by changes in circumstances a short time down
We invite you to run through this checklist to review your personal legal circumstances to check if your estate affairs in order. Please contact us if we can be of any assistance. Will Do you have a Will? Do you know how old it is?
Special Disability Trusts (“SDTs”) allow immediate family members and carers to provide for the future care and accommodation needs of their disabled family members. Some of the benefits of SDTs are: income from assets in the trust is generally not taken into account for the
Did you know Facebook has a Security Setting entitled Legacy Contacts which allows you to designate a friend or family member (but only one with a Facebook profile) to manage your Facebook account upon your death? A Legacy contact will not have full control of
Can’t get to our office to sign a document? Why not use the Queensland Government’s “JP app” mobile website to find your nearest Justice of the Peace (JP) or Commissioner for Declarations (C.dec). To access the application on your phone or tablet go to www.justice.qld.gov.au/jpapp.
Two 2014 Queensland cases have allowed “technological Wills” to be admitted to probate. In both of the cases, the formal execution requirements of our Succession Act were disposed of and the “documents” were declared valid because they met the other requirements of a Will under
A recent case involving a legal personal representative and how their duties as a fiduciary interact with superannuation. This case involved the mother and father of the deceased who were divorced. The deceased died intestate (without a will) and did not have a spouse meaning