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Simon Burns · Sep 10, 2019

The Strange Legal Case of the Blitz and the Bungalow

The Guardian newspaper recently reported an interesting inheritance dispute that was heard by the High Court of England, between two stepsisters, The Court had to rule, with the benefit of pathology reports, which of their parents died first.
Simon Burns · Jul 2, 2019

Notional Estate Laws - What Are They, and Should We Have Them?

“But what are notional estate laws?” we hear you ask. Whilst Tasmania has laws in place which allows a court to make provision (or additional provision) for an eligible applicant where the court determines that a testator’s will (or the effect of int...
Krystyna Bishop · Jun 15, 2019

My Loved One Has Passed Away – What Next?

It’s a common call to our front-desk. A wife, husband, child, or other relative dealing with the loss of their loved one, with no idea what they, as an executor, have to do next. Find out the steps of dealing with an Estate in Tasmania in this post.
Steven Bishop · May 31, 2019

5 Legal Myths You Need to Know

Let’s examine 5 Common Legal Myths (and the truth behind them!) that we frequently hear regarding De Facto relationships and Estates.
Simon Burns · Nov 29, 2018

Can I Write Someone Out of My Will?

When people have a family member who is estranged, they often ask whether it’s possible to leave them out of their Will. The short answer is yes, you can! After all, you’re the one who has control over how and to whom your Estate (your assets and bel...