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Is A Text Message a Valid Will?

Is A Text Message a Valid Will?

Is a text message a valid will? The answer is: it depends. Some jurisdictions will accept a text message as a will, while others won’t. But the true moral of these stories is that your estate planning should always be more thorough than a text message. In...
How Marriage Affects Estate Planning

How Marriage Affects Estate Planning

When considering writing your will and getting your estate planning in order, you should also consider how marriage, divorce and re-marriage can affect your final wishes. A case in point is murdered Brazilian mining executive Cecilia Haddad, who may have still been...
Should Australia Have An Inheritance Tax?

Should Australia Have An Inheritance Tax?

Australia is one of the few OECD countries to not charge an inheritance tax. But should it be considered as a legitimate way to raise revenue and redistribute wealth? In the UK, English TV host Sir Bruce Forsyth died at age 89, leaving his entire $20 million fortune...