TOPIC: Wills & estates

The worrying rise of ‘Inheritance impatience’

The worrying rise of ‘Inheritance impatience’

As Australians live longer, a delay in wealth transfer from older people to their relatives is leading to these cases of ‘inheritance impatience’. The phenomenon is a driver of elder abuse, and is an increasing concern for wills and estates lawyers like myself.

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A Will is only one piece of the estate planning puzzle

A Will is only one piece of the estate planning puzzle

Will and estate planning can help your family understand your wishes, and ensures they are looked after if anything happens to you. Learn more here.

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DNA testing kits and the law of inheritance

DNA testing kits and the law of inheritance

The introduction of home DNA testing kits through sites like Ancestry.com has meant that anyone curious, and willing to spend about $100, can find out more about where they came from. It has also meant that millions of people have opened themselves up to the possibility of discovering new biological family members.

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National commission important step towards preventing elder abuse

National commission important step towards preventing elder abuse

The Federal Government’s recent decision to introduce a national independent Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission is a positive step towards reducing elder abuse in our community.

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