Estate Planning For Your Family Business

Estate Planning For Your Family Business

Succession planning for your family business may be one of the most challenging experiences facing anyone, especially a business person who has built a family business from scratch, so it is crucial to get right. Good succession planning can be the first step in...
Guardianship And The Rights Of The Individual

Guardianship And The Rights Of The Individual

A recent case brought to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal highlights that even where guardianship is granted over an individual, that the individual may still have their rights upheld in how the guardianship is managed. The Guardianship Case of JR JR...
Who Decides To Withdraw End of Life Care?

Who Decides To Withdraw End of Life Care?

Who decides on whether or not to withdraw end of life care? The question arises not only when an older person or terminally ill person is reaching the end of their lives, but even for children suffering from untreatable conditions. Do the parents have the right to...
The Secrets of Harper Lee’s Will

The Secrets of Harper Lee’s Will

A will signed by Harper Lee eight days before her death has been unsealed by an Alabama court, after the New York Times filed a lawsuit arguing that the document should be a matter of public record. The will, written just before death at the age of 89 put most of her...
End of Life Care: Who Decides?

End of Life Care: Who Decides?

The case of an investment banker who suffered severe brain damage following a heart attack will be heard by the Supreme Court in the United Kingdom in a test of whether judges need to authorise the withdrawal of end of life care. The legal challenge by the official...
Your Moral Obligation When Writing A Will

Your Moral Obligation When Writing A Will

Do you have the freedom to exercise total testamentary freedom when you write your will? You do have some freedom, but you also have a moral obligation imposed on you by the law. In each of the states of Australia, the law casts a moral obligation upon a will maker to...