Legal News - June 2015

What assets can be included in a testamentary trust?
Date: Jun 23, 2015

Testamentary trusts are frequently used in the estate planning process, as individuals look to....

Should I rewrite my will or make a codicil?
Date: Jun 19, 2015

Having a will in place is the first step towards making sure your assets are....

Writing too many wills can lead to complications
Date: Jun 16, 2015

Having a valid will in place is essential for anyone who wants their assets to....

Dying intestate in a de facto relationship can create problems
Date: Jun 16, 2015

Dying intestate can cause a wide range of problems for friends and family, especially if....

Household debt remains an issue for Australians
Date: Jun 15, 2015

Debt levels remain high among many Australian households, but the latest figures suggest that some....

Retirement savings inherited by nation's beneficiaries
Date: Jun 04, 2015

Retirement savings could lie at the heart of a growing number of estate disputes, as figures suggest that....

New study explores bias in family courts
Date: Jun 03, 2015

A new study, with a focus on England and Wales, has found that there is no evidence of discrimination against....

Property rights of same-sex couples in family law
Date: Jun 02, 2015

The recent referendum in Ireland on same-sex marriage has resulted in a "yes" vote. This has again brought into focus....