Succession Law in Australia
When your family situation changes – whether that be due to divorce, getting married or being in a de facto relationship or for some other reason – it is imperative that you consider the effects this change may have on how your property will be handled if you pass away.
Forming a legally binding will is an effective way to determine how your assets will be distributed. They are usually straight forward and affordable to draft with the help of a lawyer.
It is very important to remember, though, that wills are governed by legislation and case law and there are strict rules as to the form of the will and the circumstances of the testator (the person forming the will) that determine the will’s validity – referred to usually as ‘succession law’ or ‘wills & estates law’.
Changing family dynamics as mentioned above can lead to a will being overturned by the courts, so being mindful of this possibility and always keeping your will up to date is highly recommended.
An ideal place to start is right here at Love Law – by filling out our Love Law Will Consultation™.
Love Law Will Consultation
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