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Trustee & Guardian 4 corners investigation

The below is harrowing example of severe financial mismanagement by the Trustee & Guardian against some of the most vulnerable in society. It is vitally important that people’s financial and health needs are cared for by someone they trust, not …

Assessing Capacity To Make A Will

Assessing Capacity to Make a Will

I have written previously about the solicitor’s duties to an elderly client regarding assessing capacity when taking instructions to make a new Will. When a solicitor is concerned that their client has suspect capacity, they are duty bound to obtain …

Singles Need A Will

Thirty, flirty & thriving – even singles need a Will

If the heading has grabbed your attention, it may be that you are young, single and healthy! Or, like me, you’ve recently watched “Suddenly Thirty” starring Jennifer Garner, and the catch phrase “Thirty, Flirty and Thriving” is stuck …

Draft Will - Can They Be Valid

Is Your Draft Will Valid?

For various reasons, sometimes a person instructs a solicitor to draft a Will on their behalf, but the document is never signed by the client. So, what happens when the wheels are in motion, but the document has not been …

Court Ordered Wills

Court Ordered Will – Who Pays?

The Court’s Power to Make a Statutory Will

Under the Succession Act 2006 (NSW), the Court has the power to authorise a will to be made, altered or revoked for a person without testamentary capacity. The creation of such is …

Right Of Burial: Who Has The Right To Dispose Of A Dead Body

Right of burial: who has the right to decide?

While right of burial seems like a pretty morbid subject, it is a hugely important issue for the loved ones of a deceased person and to the dignity of the deceased. I think that the following from a very old …

Making A Will Do It

Making a Will? GET IT SORTED!!

A recent survey by a prominent Australian Law firm revealed that whilst almost all Australians acknowledge the importance of making a Will (97%), only a little more than half actually have one (52%).

Most younger respondents felt that a Will …

Estate Planning

Validity of a will – why an informal will doesn’t work

Some people think that the process of having a lawyer draft their will is an expensive and unnecessary exercise and instead write an informal will, not knowing the potential implications for their beneficiaries.

At the Law Office of Conrad Curry …