Importance of Advance Care Directive

Importance of Advance Care Directive

Reading Time: 2 minutes An advance care directive is sometimes known as a living Will. The directive is a formalised version of your advance care plan. It outlines your preferences for your future care along with your beliefs, values, and goals. Having an advance care...
Disadvantages of Joint Wills

Disadvantages of Joint Wills

Reading Time: 2 minutes A joint Will is a Will that deals with the property of two or more people who make the Will in the one document. It is signed by two people, usually a married couple, leaving all their assets to each other. Seems simple and sensible but it is...
Uniform Civil Rules 2020 (SA) and Personal Injury

Uniform Civil Rules 2020 (SA) and Personal Injury

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Uniform Civil Rules 2020 (the Rule) came into effect in South Australia on 18 May 2020. The Rule replaces civil procedure rules in South Australia which are previously governed different Courts: Magistrates Court Rules 1992, District Court...
What is a Testamentary Trust?

What is a Testamentary Trust?

Reading Time: 2 minutes A testamentary trust is incorporated in a Will and does not come into force until the passing of the Will maker. The Will maker can decide which assets are held in the trust or can leave that discretion to the executor to consider what is most...