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.
Despite the ease and convenience of online banking, maybe you’ll (eventually) need help from others to handle your banking and finances. Have you thought about how you’re going to do that? In New South Wales, the general power of attorney and enduring power of attorney allows you to appoint someone to act on your behalf […]
You’ve been thinking about making a Will for a while, haven’t you? Of course, you have been! Otherwise, why are you reading this article? You’re reading this article because you’ve been searching the internet about how to make a Will which means you still haven’t done it yet. What’s the delay? Most people know they […]
When people say they don’t want to do a Will because they just can’t bring themselves to think about dying – the reality is that the Will is more about life than it is about death. Although a Will only becomes effective when you die, the purpose is to really be a reflection of your […]
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 […]
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 […]