Estate Law

Case Update: Mutual Wills

22.09.17

Mutual wills can be a useful tool when estate planning for spouses with blended families, but should not be entered into lightly.  The case of Masci v Masci shows the possible implications of mutual wills. Read More.

Warning for those without a Will

Burton v Spencer: Warning for those without a Will

22.09.17

The Queensland case of Burton v Spencer demonstrates the unintended difficulties and complications that can arise should you die without a Will in Queensland. Read More.

Yu v Yu: 'iPhone Will' Causes Confusion

22.09.17

For a Will to be valid in Queensland, it has to meet certain requirements set out in section 10 of the Succession Act 1981 (Qld) (‘Act'). In particular, it needs to be in writing and signed by the person making the Will in the presence of at least two witnesses. Read More.

New International Wills In Queensland

22.09.17

The Queensland Parliament has recently enacted important amendments to the Succession Act 1981 (‘Act’). As of 10 March 2015, Division 6A of the Act will come into effect regarding the making of international wills. Read More.

Ramsden Lawyers News

Why a Testamentary Trust Makes Sense | John Ramsden

22.09.17

When discussing Wills & Estates, we frequently hear the cliches of "I can't take it with me" or "I won't have to worry about it when I'm gone". Read More.

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Family Provision Applications – Will Challenges

22.09.17

Often claims are brought by beneficiaries or others who have not been left what they consider to be adequate provision from the deceased in light of their circumstances. This can include situations where applicants have received no benefit or where applicants have received a benefit. Read More.

Ramsden Lawyers News

Estate & Business Planning - Thinking SMART, Thinking Ahead! | John Ramsden

22.09.17

This article draws on the importance of estate and business planning. In particular, this article discusses a typical estate plan and the consequences of not having one. Further, particular attention is given to the significance of strategic business succession. Read More.

Ramsden Lawyers News

Writing a Will? Don't Forget Your Digital Assets

26.09.10

When you think of a will or estate plan, you might envision leaving behind physical assets for your family. You may imagine giving your home to your spouse, bestowing your movie collection to your children or gifting a family heirloom to your sister. Read More.

WHAT DOES ‘ESTATE PLANNING’ REALLY MEAN, AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

26.09.10

Most adults understand the basic premise of a will. Dividing your possessions among your family members and business partners has become a common and fairly straightforward process. Read More.