WHAT HAPPENS TO MY SUPERANNUATION WHEN I DIE?

WHAT HAPPENS TO MY SUPERANNUATION WHEN I DIE?

One of your most valuable assets is your superannuation.  When you die your superannuation account is paid out as death benefit.  If you have life insurance set up through your superannuation, that will be added to your superannuation member account, increasing the...
Cairns Lawyers – Testamentary Trusts

Cairns Lawyers – Testamentary Trusts

Testamentary trusts can be very effective estate planning tools to assist in providing for spouses, children and grandchildren, and are becoming increasingly popular as more people become aware of their advantages. A Testamentary Trust is any trust established under a...
What a Will Kit doesn’t do

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...
Why safe storage is important

Why safe storage is important

Following our move to our new premises at 123 Sheridan Street, we confirm we are continuing to hold Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney for our clients in our safe custody. It is extremely important that Wills be stored safely, not only to prevent them from being...
Is your will up to date

Is your will up to date

As you would be aware, Wills are extremely important documents and their accuracy and content will directly impact your loved ones when you pass away. It is important to keep your Will up to date, or to have a Will prepared if you don’t already have one. Everyone who...
What is an estate plan

What is an estate plan

Estate Planning – what is an Estate Plan? An estate plan involves more than signing a Will and storing it in a ‘safe place’. Estate planning requires a holistic approach in consideration of a person’s present circumstances and foreseeable future. A plan needs to...