It’s time to address your Estate planning ‘Estate Planning’, it’s something that we put off. Perhaps because we don’t feel like we have an ‘estate‘ or perhaps our ‘estate’ is too complex. Some have lodged a will 20 years ago, the majority of us still haven’t ever got around to it. The truth is, we… Read more »
As Australia prepares for the COVID-19 crisis in the months ahead, I urge colleagues in the aged care sector to include advance care planning in their preparations. The Australian Health Management Plan for Pandemic Influenza 2019 cites the importance of Advance Care Directives as part of a coordinated response. Given that current research demonstrates that… Read more »
A loss of capacity of a person can occur when a person is unable to understand the nature of a document or is unable to communicate a decision. What do I do?
Elder law is an area of law that seems to be increasingly under the spotlight. It’s seen as a niche & specialised are of the law, but is one that will affect us all in our old age. Even more so over the next few years with our aging population. What age defines an Elder?… Read more »
The New South Wales Succession Act (“the Succession Act”) and associated regulations allows for an application to be made to the Court for protection of a person who has lost testamentary capacity. An order can only be made if the person who has lost capacity is alive at the time the order is made by… Read more »