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Estate planning & wills

Seven items your estate plan may have left out

If your goal is to look out for your loved ones, consider tackling these additional estate-planning jobs, says finance specialist Christine Benz.

Estate planning & wills

Wills made simple a success

How much do you really know about creating a will? Are you part of the 50 per cent who don’t have one? You’ll know more than enough to get started after watching our Wills Made Simple webinar.

Estate planning & wills

Could an online will work for you?

Many of us put off making or updating a will, but we all know we shouldn’t. Aaron Zelman, co-founder of willed.com.au, offers a simple solution.

Estate planning & wills

Are ‘homemade’ updates to a will valid?

YourLifeChoices members have queries about ‘homemade’ alterations to a will and a plan to pass on half a home to ‘children’. Estate planning lawyer Rod Cunich explains how they should proceed.

COVID-19

COVID heaps pressure on estate planning

Wills and estates specialist Adeline Schiralli tells why we can’t delay when it comes to getting our affairs in order – and keeping them that way.

Legal & General

Explained: Creating your own will

Around half of all Australians don’t have a will, leaving their families and assets unprotected. With this simple checklist, the process of creating your will does not have to be complicated.

Estate planning & wills

Providing for the grandchildren

Estate planning expert Rod Cunich answers your questions on trust funds and executors.

Estate planning & wills

Are you being cut out of a will?

Candice is worried her mother is trying to cut her out of her will. What can she do to remedy the situation?

Estate planning & wills

Will stepfather have final say?

Can the new will of a stepfather drawn up after the death of his wife – excluding her children from any inheritance in favour of the stepfather’s only child – be contested? Estate planning lawyer Rod Cunich has the answer.

Legal & General

Desperately seeking lost estate

When matters of wills and legacies cross state lines and relate to years gone by, the difficulties are multiplied. Gavin* asks estate planning lawyer Rod Cunich for help.

Legal & General

The many guises of a valid will

An unsent SMS, a message on a tractor, a poem: the courts say a valid will can take many forms.

Finance

Creating a will without legal help?

Estate planning lawyer Rod Cunich offers guidance to Arty, who wants to know if he can create a will without seeking legal advice.

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