3 Features You'll Want in a Good Estate Plan
17 July 2015
A comprehensive estate plan should be drafted to avoid probate and high estate taxes. Your first steps should be to assign an individual to administer your estate if you happen to be disabled, and safeguard assets in the event that you have to relocate to a nursing facility.
It is also advisable that you hire a real estate attorney from a reputed law firm in your area to help you with the drafting of an estate plan.
Death on Holiday: 5 Tips to Make Sure You Are Prepared for the Worst
23 June 2015
In an average year, over 1,200 Australians pack their bags for holidays and never return home. Tragically, these holiday makers die from causes ranging from food poisoning to surfing accidents, to murder, and in addition to having to sort through their grief, the relatives of these travellers have to reach into their pockets for a great deal of cash. Sadly, dying overseas can be expensive.
If you want to ensure your family is never in the position of digging through couch cushions looking for extra cash after your tragic death, you should check out these tips:
In A Violent Relationship But Don't Know How To Leave? The Practical Steps You Need To Take
27 May 2015
For women who are in violent relationships the question they are often asked is why didn't they leave earlier? The nature of domestic violence is often to blame for this, with victims being so demoralised, alienated from friends and family, threatened with the loss of their children, and financially controlled that they don't feel able to make their escape from a violent spouse.
Building up the emotional strength to leave is the biggest part of the problem, but having a solid practical plan is a vital factor in ensuring a safe and permanent removal from a violent relationship:
3 Times When You Should Consult With a Solicitor
28 April 2015
A solicitor or lawyer is a professional that you should call, not just for criminal matters, but for many different matters relating to business, property, and even your own family. They can ensure that your rights are protected and also protect you and your estate. Note a few times when you should consult with a solicitor and why it's so important.
1. You're preparing a will
There are legal kits you can buy and computer programs that help you to fill out your own will, but doing this without a solicitor can be very shortsighted.