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Enduring Powers of Attorney / Advanced Health Directives

What is an Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPOA) and do I need one?  In brief, an EPOA is a legal document that authorizes another person or corporate trustee to act on your behalf. There are two types of EPOA, one for finances and one for personal (health) matters.  You can appoint the same person to...
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Do I need to review my Will?

Do I need to review my Will? You have a Will. You actually prepared one years ago. Great. Job done, right? Unfortunately, no. The recommendation is that you review your Will every year or two to check that it still reflects your wishes. There are a number of significant life events that can affect your...
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Bankruptcy and the family home – a relief with a serious consequence

The bankruptcy path is not an easy one and should not be taken lightly given the consequences that follow.  Whilst bankruptcy can offer relief, release you from debts and allow you to look to new beginnings in the long term, the short-term consequences can be significant. To learn more about bankruptcy generally and its process...
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Co-ownership agreements – what are they for?

Co-ownership agreements are becoming increasingly important. With the rising costs of housing and land, it’s common to see multiple persons (other than spouses) owning property. Whether it’s a first home with siblings to get into the property market, an investment property or farmland for the family’s business, a co-ownership agreement can save you costly disputes....
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Changes to REIQ residential contract from 20 January 2022

Changes to REIQ residential contract from 20 January 2022. On 20 January 2022, the Contract for Houses and Residential Land was amended and now includes new standard terms to accommodate new court decisions and updated legislation. The following clauses have significant impact on the sale and purchase of residences. Clause 7.8 Compliant Smoke Alarms The...
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How to Choose the Right Executor

When it comes time to prepare your will, it is also time to consider nominating at least one person to be the executor of your estate.  The executor’s role is to administer your estate in accordance with your will. While it may seem straight forward and easy to allocate this role, it should not be...
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What is a Power of Attorney?

Have you ever considered what would happened if you lost capacity to make your own decisions? Wouldn’t you want to have control over who can make decisions for you if you did? Who would you trust to make those big life decisions for you? A power of attorney (POA) is a legal document that allows...
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6 Things You Need to Consider for Your Will

Estate planning is one of those things we love helping clients with, but something that clients often want to avoid! You can’t get out of life alive so stop avoiding it and get prepared! A will is a powerful document – it sets out how your assets will be distributed once you pass away. So,...
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