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A Video Will – Can That Work?

An 85 year old widow made a formal will on 6 March 2012 with the assistance of her solicitor. Her estate was valued at $930,000. Shortly after making she will, changed her mind. She wanted to provide special legacies to two of her eight children. She felt especially...

Guaranteeing A Loan

Have you ever been asked to guarantee someone’s loan? Parents often provide guarantees to a bank when their adult child applies for a loan. Company directors give personal guarantees to meet obligations to financiers or suppliers. Guarantees usually have clauses like:...

Plan & Protect

Do you and/or your partner have one of these experiences? Recently bought or sold a property; Planning to buy or sell a property soon; Have children and/or grandchildren; Have an elderly relative in the family; Have a sizeable superannuation and/or insurance policy;...

Bankruptcy Notice – 10 Things You Need to Know

Mike turned 50 last week. His family used to celebrate birthdays with him, but not in recent years. Since he was made redundant, Mike found it increasingly difficult to secure a job due to his age and skills. He tried starting his own business but it didn’t flourish....