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It’s My Will and I Can Do as I Like

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4 Benefits of Using a Discretionary Testamentary Trust to Protect an Inherited Estate

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Who Can Witness my Will?

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The intention when making a Will is obviously to make a valid Will expressing the intentions as to how a deceased's estate is to be dealt with. To be valid, certain legal formalities must be followed.

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How Can I Safeguard the Inheritance I Intend to Leave to a Vulnerable Beneficiary?

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What can be done if you are concerned about how one of the proposed beneficiaries of your Willwill cope with an inheritance? This could include individuals with addiction or money problems, or a child with special needs.

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Does Living with Dementia Preclude the Possibility of Making a Valid Will?

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When a person makes a Will, or changes an existing one, they have to understand what they are doing for it to be valid. This is the essence of testamentary capacity. For a century and a half, the benchmark test for having the mental capacity to make a valid Will, in common law jurisdictions such as NSW, has been based on the nineteenth-century English case Banks v Goodfellow (1870). Banks concerned an individual who suffered delusions but whose Will was held to be valid because the delusions did not interfere with his ability to comprehend what he was doing when he made his Will.

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