Wills & Estates

What is the difference between an Enduring Power of Attorney and an Appointment of Enduring Guardian?

An Enduring Power of Attorney and an Appointment of Enduring Guardian are common estate planning documents that individuals put in place to assist them while they are alive. They allow the person making the document, referred to as the “Principal”, to appoint an Attorney and Guardian (or more than one) as well as substitutes if […]
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Post-Mortem Organ Donations

When drafting Wills, we regularly discuss whether a person is an organ donor and what they would like done to their body once they are deceased. This article will highlight the general process for both organ donation and donating bodies to science. Organ Donation In Australia, nominating to be an organ donor is a relatively […]
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Who’s Responsible for my Medical Care?

Medical practitioners can administer urgent treatment, including treatment to save a person’s life or prevent serious damage to health, in the absence of consent. However, major medical or dental treatments that are not urgent require consent, and if the patient cannot provide consent themselves, the Guardianship Act 1987 (NSW) specifies the Person Responsible, who is […]
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Probate

The Supreme Court of NSW moves online for Uncontested Probate Applications 

The Supreme Court of NSW has launched a new online application service for uncontested Probate applications.  The service can be used for uncontested applications for:- Notice One big change is the initial Notice. In the days before the online registry started being utilised in Probate applications, this notice would be published in the local newspaper. […]
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