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09 May 2007

When to make a will

Look at your will when some part of your living arrangments change.
These include getting married, the birth of a child, moving to a new house or the acquision of some other property.
Making a will boils down to these four questions:
1. What are you worth?
2. Who do you want to have it next?
3. Who will be your Executor (someone you trust to make that happen)?
4. What can be done to make it easier and/or clearer?
Also think about where can you put your will so that people know where to find it when the time comes (and maybe, not before).
Answer these questions on our will form.
to see if you need to take the next step.
Also have a look at what the Law Society of NSW has to say on this topic:


20 February 2007

Emails when you die

When contemplating a will think about how people can be contacted about your death.
If you live a life that uses a lot of email then you may have to leave your passwords where your executor can find it.
They may need to access your inbox (or contacts list) to let your friends know that you've died. If the email account is a free one then this may have to happen urgently before the account is deleted.
Keeping important records where they can be found in case of your mental decline or after you are gone.
That once meant storing papers in a safe or a file cabinet at home, in a safe-deposit box or with a trusted adviser. Even if the record keeping was spotty, there was a paper trail, starting with bills and statements that showed up in the mail.
But that trail has become harder to follow as more people manage their finances online.

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01 August 2006

Living wills

How do you cover yourself for this possibility? You are lying motionless and stricken in a hospital bed. Important decisions need to be made about your treatment, your property or your life. But you can’t move, you can’t speak - you can’t make them.
Does that mean any wishes you might have had while you were conscious could be ignored or overridden? Is there any legal way of preparing for a situation like this?
Well, yes, there is ..[more]

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