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Digital Estate Planning – Leaving Virtual Assets to Beneficiaries

The term 'digital asset' is a broad one. Digital assets may include anything that requires an online login, but can include assets of a high value such as PayPal or Bitcoin accounts. This post considers some issues in relation to leaving digital assets.

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Frequently Asked questions About Wills

Should I make a Will?

Everyone should make a Will. A Will ensures that your assets are distributed how you wish them to be after you have passed. Furthermore, a Will is the only way you can ensure that those who are dependent on you are adequately provided for in the event of your passing.

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Appointing an Enduring Power of Attorney

What is a Power of Attorney?

A Power of Attorney is a legal document which gives another person or a trustee organisation the power to manage your financial and legal affairs. The person of your choosing is appointed and then is known as your attorney.

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The Rise of Digital Wills

The digital age has given has created an entirely new set of complications to the interpretation of Wills - Wills composed on computers, smartphones and webcams are now being accepted by courts as valid documents.

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Shakespeare v Flynn: When will the Court change a Will to allow family provision claims?

We're not referring to the internal conflict Gillian Flynn may be going through while she rewrites Hamlet as part of the Hogarth Shakespeare project. No, here we're looking at the New South Wales Supreme Court's judgment earlier this year (19th May 2014) on the conflict between upholding the wishes of the deceased and the rights of the family left behind under the Succession Act 2006 (NSW).

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