Deeds and Contracts: An agreement on the difference

The term 'Deed' is commonly used in the legal and business industry to describe certain types of agreements and documents that bind two or more parties. It is not always readily apparent, however, the difference between Deeds and other agreements. There is a clear difference between Deeds and Contracts both in terms of how they are used [...]

By | December 21st, 2017|Business & Corporate Law, General Legal Advice|0 Comments

7 Tips When Signing Property Contracts and Other Documents

These quick tips when signing a contract or other legal document may seem self-explanatory, but collectively are some of the most crucial points to remember. When it comes to buying property or starting a business they are often quick, emotion-based decisions. Taking note of these 7 quick tips may prevent years of heartache and thousands [...]

Simple Will

What is a “Simple” Will? There is a greater degree of certainty with a “simple” Will as to what will happen with the estate than with a testamentary trust. That is because with a simple Will, all or part of the assets in the estate are held on trust, but the beneficiaries are limited in [...]

By | March 10th, 2017|Article, Blog, Business & Corporate Law, Commercial Estate|0 Comments

Change Will

How to Change a Will Many people want to change your will because there has been a change of circumstances. Changes should not be made by amending the original will after it has been signed and witnessed as any obvious alterations on the face of the will are assumed to have been made at a [...]

By | March 10th, 2017|Article, Blog, Business & Corporate Law, Wills & Probate|0 Comments

Wills and Super

Large sums are often payable from a super fund when someone dies, particularly with recent super reforms and with many funds containing life insurance policies. However, death benefits are not automatically distributed according to a Will, nor even necessarily in accordance with  any nomination a person has made to the trustee of a fund. A [...]

By | March 10th, 2017|Article, Blog, Business & Corporate Law, Commercial Estate|0 Comments

Obtaining Probate

When a person dies leaving a valid will, their estate is distributed according to the terms of their will. A probate order states that the will has been proven to be the last valid will of the deceased. It allows the executor to collect, distribute the estate and execute the wishes of the deceased in [...]