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Wills & Estates

It is recommended that when buying or selling property you also consider making a new Will.

Having a Will prepared by a solicitor will give you peace of mind that your estate (being all assets owned by you at your death) will be distributed in accordance with your wishes.

Accordingly, it is important that your Will is reviewed from time to time, and especially when your circumstances change. For example, when you buy or sell property.

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7 triggers to review your Tasmanian WillPosted on 11 March 2017

Do you know when to update your Tasmanian Will? A Will determines how the will makers assets are dealt with when they die. Wills provide for the appointment of an executor(s) and the leaving of gifts...

Your Tasmanian Will - Where should you keep it?Posted on 18 February 2017

Have you ever wondered what happens to a Will once it has been signed? We are often asked if there is a register of Wills or some sort of central storage area. The answer is no, the storage of a Will...

Tasmanian Wills - 5 Reasons Why You Need a WillPosted on 6 January 2017

A Will is an important document that every adult should have in place. Below are 5 good reasons why: 1. Death – as the saying goes there are 2 certainties in life death and taxes. Accordingly,...

Tasmanian Wills - FAQ UpdatePosted on 9 November 2016

What is a Will? A Will is a legal document that sets out how a person would like their assets to be dealt with when they die. Who can make a Will? Any person over 18 who is of sound mind can...

New Video - Your Tasmanian WillPosted on 24 September 2016

Our latest video has been uploaded to Youtube - to check it out visit:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mhUT3v7vuI  This article also serves as a reminder to either make your...

Get your Tasmanian Will underway using our simple Online FormPosted on 27 August 2016

You can start the process of having your Tasmanian Will prepared by Cormiston Legal by downloading the "Will Questionnaire".  We have provided our questionnaire in two downloadable formats in the...

Tasmanian Wills & Powers of Attorney - An Important ReminderPosted on 23 August 2016

Given the importance of having a valid Will it is hard to comprehend that, according to recent reports, less than 60% of the Australian population have a Will in place. The main reason why...

When should you review your Will?Posted on 2 July 2016

Once you have your Will in place, you should not just forget about it. There are things that may happen over time that may affect your Will. Regularly review your Will It is a good idea to review...

A will spares loved ones extra griefPosted on 5 March 2016

Everyone needs a will even if you expect to live another 40 years. It is not just lawyers that will tell you this; your accountant, financial planner, family and friends may tell you horror stories...

The Importance of having a Tasmanian WillPosted on 2 January 2016

A Will is an important document that every adult should have in place. Here are 10 good reasons why: Death – as the saying goes there are 2 certainties in life death and taxes. Accordingly, you...

Tasmanian Wills - Why do you need one?Posted on 31 October 2015

Everyone needs a will even if you expect to live another 40 years. Without a will, a portion of your estate may be lost to fees and administration and more importantly who and how you would like your...

Tasmanian Wills - The Role of the Executor ExplainedPosted on 26 September 2015

Are you the executor of an estate or have you been asked by a family member or close frield to be appointed as an executor under their Tasmanian Will? If so, you should understand the importance of...

Why Do You Need A Will?Posted on 1 August 2015

Most adults have considered making a Will, but many people die without one. If you die without a valid Will in Tasmania, your estate will be distributed according to the intestacy laws...

Varying and Revoking your Tasmanian WillPosted on 12 May 2015

It is important to know in what circumstances your Tasmanian Will is revoked or varied and how you can vary or revoke it should you wish to do so.   Varying your Will  Before your...

When should you make a new Will?Posted on 1 May 2015

If you have made a Will, there are certain life events that have an impact on your Will. In such circumstances you should review your Will and in some cases it is important to make a new Will. The...

Tasmanian Wills - Testamentary Trusts ExplainedPosted on 13 March 2015

Including a trust in your Will is increasingly common and is often recommended by financial advisors. The benefits can including legitimate tax minimisation for beneficiaries, asset protection,...

Wills and Online AccountsPosted on 8 December 2014

Traditionally all our assets were in a physical form, be it real estate, cash or personal belongings. However, as the internet encroaches further and further into our everyday lives your Tasmanian...

Tasmanian WillsPosted on 16 November 2014

In order to make a valid Tasmanian Will the requirements of the Wills Act 2008 (Tas) must be complied with. This Act governs the ‘making, alteration, rectification, construction and...

Homemade WillsPosted on 20 September 2014

There are a number of ways you can make a Will in Tasmania, including downloading a do it yourself kit on the internet or buying a kit from a newsagency. However,...

The Lawyer's Role in Deceased EstatesPosted on 23 August 2014

When someone dies, their assets are called their 'estate'. Lawyers play an important role in ensuring that their estate is distributed in accordance with their Will, assuming that they made one. ...

Powers of Attorney - Frequently Asked QuestionsPosted on 17 August 2014

What is a Power of Attorney? A Power of Attorney is a document authorising someone to represent or act on behalf of another person in business and financial matters. The powers granted...

Wills - Frequently Asked QuestionsPosted on 27 July 2014

What is a Will? A Will is a legal document that sets out how a person would like their assets to be dealt with when they die. Who can make a Will? Any person over 18 who is of sound mind can...

Powers of Attorney ExplainedPosted on 19 July 2014

A Power of Attorney is a document authorising someone to represent or act on behalf of another person in business and financial matters. The powers granted under a Power of Attorney can...

Making a Will in TasmaniaPosted on 31 May 2014

A Will is a document that sets out how any property that you own is to be distributed after your death. If you die without having made a valid Will the administration of your estate may be complex,...

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