Children with special needs often require specific planning and individual arrangements when it comes to preparing your Will and Legacy Plan. Not only as to who will provide the ongoing care, but primarily in many cases the need for adequate fi
Tea & Scones is held each fortnight. In this podcast we focus on motivation, longevity, health, positivity and general interest.
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A lot of people struggle to choose the people who they want to ultimately represent them on their passing. A family member will have your best intentions at heart, and someone with business and professional experience will be valuable for key d
It is important to understand the roles and responsbilities of those you choose to have as part of your Estate Planning Team. Power of Attorney, Enduring Power of Attorney, Advanced Health Directive. Understanding these duties and making some t
Estate Planning, it's not just the hard facts and figures. More valuable are the emotional facts—those which you draw from your heart. The instructions you leave behind that will help your family when they are grief stricken with your loss.
Estate Planning, it’s more than just completing your Will. Beneath the surface there can be a lot of factors that could lead to potential dangers or a negative impact on your legacy intent. Trust in the people who are experts in this field and
Your family home, your life insurance policies, your superannuation. Some of the most valuable assets that contribute to your estate. Don’t let them be passed down to the wrong beneficiary because of an oversight or misunderstanding of the term
Business partnerships begin with the best of intentions and positive outlook. However, if the partnership breaks down or if one partner suddenly passes, this can often lead to an unqualified beneficiary becoming involved. Effective planning is
There are mixed opinions about whether Testamentary Trusts are worth the cost and effort to set up. Tom explains the benefits and how they offer greater control and protection of your estate from potential relationship breakdown, bankruptcy and
Many people believe an up to date Will is all that is required for their Estate Plan. Realistically a Will is just the start, just the foundation. Tom discusses what else is required even for those who have apparently simple structures.
Sadly we have seen many cases when failing to make simple updates to your Will and Estate documents can lead to disaster. When was the last time you reviewed your personal and business documents? What events have transpired that are relevant to
For those left behind when you are gone. An often very emotional but clear and concise letter to your spouse, children or others offering advice on the financial position, what to do next and who to trust.
A real issue in many families which people often do not wish to admit or discuss could be a family member or beneficiary with a substance or behavioural addiction. These condition might prevent them for managing their inheritance effectively an
The greatest danger in estate planning could be the fact that you simply don't know what you don't know. Could there be something missing from the advice you have received? A thorough, detailed discovery questionnaire is essential to eliminate
When it comes to Estate Planning and drafting a Will, why is it that so many people procrastinate or wait for the perfect situation before getting started? Tragically this habit and attitude can lead to a messy situation if you pass before gett
Sadly, in situations where advisers, accountants, solicitors, or other facilitators are required to work together, it can be an all too common issue that someone's ego stands in the way of a great outcome for the client.
If one child of a family contributes to a family business (therefore growth of an estate), but other siblings choose not to be involved, how can this be clinically measured when it comes to preparing your Will and Legacy Plan? What factors are