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What a Will Kit doesn’t do

There are various ‘Will Kits’ available on-line – most are cheap or ‘free’ and all you need to do is download them and fill in the blanks. Many websites boast that you can prepare your Will ‘without spending hundreds of dollars on legal fees’. Simple, right? Not really. Generating an on-line Will may seem easy,… Read More

How to deal with an unfair Will

In this article we talk about dealing with an unfair Will. We are not considering the validity of a Will or being left out of a Will entirely – rather that the distributions made to one or more beneficiaries might be considered to be unreasonable in the circumstances. There are many reasons why a Will… Read More

Dying intestate – the perils of not making a Will

A valid Will determines how your estate is dealt with after you die. Your Will can appoint an appropriate family member or trusted friend to administer your estate (your executor), nominate guardians for young children, determine who will receive your assets and give direction for specific funeral and burial arrangements. Without a Will, the finalisation… Read More

East Coast Family Lawyers - Sperm Donor rights

Is a Sperm Donor a Parent According to the Family Court?

The important question about sperm donorship and who is a parent has been addressed by the High Court recently when it handed down one of the most eagerly awaited decisions in family law. The Court was faced with a question of whether the biological mother and her wife were considered to be the legal parents… Read More