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Importance of Advance Care Directive

Importance of Advance Care Directive

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 directive means you can...

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Disadvantages of Joint Wills

Disadvantages of Joint Wills

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 almost always a bad...

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Uniform Civil Rules 2020 (SA) and Personal Injury

Uniform Civil Rules 2020 (SA) and Personal Injury

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 Civil Rules 2006,...

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What is a Testamentary Trust?

What is a Testamentary Trust?

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 appropriate at the...

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Assets That Do Not Form Part of Your Estate

Assets That Do Not Form Part of Your Estate

Your Will controls the property that is included in your deceased estate. Your deceased estate is made up of all of the property that you owned individually at the time of your death. When determining whether you own an asset individually at the time of your death, we...

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Partner Visa (Subclass 801) (Permanent)

Partner Visa (Subclass 801) (Permanent)

In our last article, we have shown that partner visa application in Australia work on stages. You can first submit a combined subclass 820 and subclass 801 application. You will first be assessed for the subclass 820 visa. Subject to satisfying visa grant...

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What You Need to Know About Partner Visa?

What You Need to Know About Partner Visa?

The Australian government has two visa subclasses available for foreign individuals in a relationship with or is married to an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen who is living in Australia. Today we will focus on...

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Beneficiary of a Will

Beneficiary of a Will

When a loved one passes away, whether expectedly or unexpectedly, the last thing on your mind may be concerning yourself with the physical belongings and assets of your deceased family member or partner. However, it helps to know your rights as a beneficiary so that...

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Inheritance in Family Law

Inheritance in Family Law

In a marriage or a de facto relationship it is not uncommon for one of the spouses to receive an inheritance. Inheritance you have received, or are expected to receive, may be included as an asset available for division in a family law dispute. A common misconception...

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Financial Abuse – A Form of Domestic Violence

Financial Abuse – A Form of Domestic Violence

When most people think of domestic abuse, the first thing that comes to mind is likely verbal abuse and physical assault. The Family Law Act 1975 recognises financial abuse as a form of domestic and family violence. It is defined as: “unreasonably withholding...

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