Wills & Estate Planning

What is estate planning and why is it important?

Estate planning is the process of making plans (and formalising them) about what happens to you (your care and wellbeing) and your estate, in the event you become incapacitated or die.

When we talk about ‘your estate’, we mean everything you own; for example, real estate, vehicles, money in your bank account, furniture, investments, shares, life insurance and even personal possessions like jewellery or artwork.

It is important to make decisions yourself about what will happen to your assets when you die or who will manage your financial and care decisions if you become incapacitated and unable to make those decisions yourself.

At E&A Lawyers, our estate planning advice and assistance takes a holistic approach. We ensure you’re aware of all the processes and options available to you to give you peace of mind for the future.

Our key components of estate planning are:

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Blogs - Wills & Estate Planning

Electronic witnessing of legal documents is here to stay in NSW

Electronic witnessing of legal documents is here to stay

The remote witnessing of important legal documents such as Wills, Statutory Declarations and Affidavits over audio-visual link technology is now here to stay in NSW!
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Primary considerations when choosing who to be executor in your Will

Who should be the executor of a Will?

How to choose the executor of your Will is a question regularly asked but there is no simple answer to it. In this blog, we explore some of the common things to consider when choosing your executor.
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Explore the processes for transferring a property to a surviving spouse in the event of death

Transferring property to a spouse or partner after death

If you own property in NSW and intend for the title in the property to pass to your spouse in the event of your death, the process of ensuring this occurs is different depending on how the property is owned
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The benefits and conditions in setting up a life estate/life interest.

What is a life estate or life interest in a Will?

A life estate is a term used to describe a type of “ownership” or use of property (or other assets) for the duration of a person’s life. It is commonly referred to as a life interest.
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