COVID-19, Social Distancing and Travel Restrictions
Due to the global outbreak of COVID-19, our office is ‘partially’ closed with some of our team working from other locations. We can still assist you with your requirements by telephone, email, video conference, and ‘face-to-face’ meetings by appointments.
Recent changes to the law now allow for ‘electronic’ witnessing of certain documents under certain circumstances. For more information regarding our services during this time, please contact us.
On 22 April 2020, the New South Wales government introduced the Electronic Transactions Amendment (COVID-19 Witnessing of Documents) Regulation 2020 which amended the Electronic Transactions Regulation 2017 by allowing documents such as wills, power of attorney and enduring guardianship (and others) to be witnessed over ‘audio visual link’ (ie, video conference). The government introduced these […]
As far as Wills go, it is important for everyone to have one. It’s the best way to make sure your family know exactly what your wishes are regarding your estate (all that you own and owe). You may be thinking, “I could just tell them what I want. I trust them to do as […]
Preparing a will is something most people choose to do at some point in time in their lives. If a person leaves it to when they are frail and ill issues will arise concerning their mental and legal capacity. In Australia there are four issues that must be considered in order to figure out if […]
By now you have probably either read or heard about the Facebook privacy breach by Cambridge Analytica. However, have you considered what happens to your Facebook data when you pass away? Additionally, have you ever considered what would happen to your digital purchases when you pass away? Social Media Accounts Most mainstream Social Media platforms such […]
In December 2017 Australia became the 26th Country to legalise same-sex marriage. Changes in legislation can often bring questions and at times uncertainty about its impact on other areas of law. As a result, below we will examine the impact that same-sex marriage will have on Wills. Prior to the changes in legislation: Before the […]