Category: Guardianship

Why choosing the right person to act for you under your Power of Attorney is crucial

8-August-2019 Guardianship By admin

Appointing an Attorney under a Power of Attorney or Enduring Power of Attorney, may be among one of the most important decisions of your life. It is important to remember that the person you choose has to agree to take on the role of your...

Guardianship Division – 11 Points to Prepare You

16-July-2019 Guardianship By admin

The Guardianship Division of NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) serves an important role. These 11 points will help prepare you. There are things you need to DO and other things you should NOT do. 1.  Read the hearing notice The Tribunal...

What is the Guardianship Division of NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT)?

Guardianship By admin

The Guardianship Division of NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) is a specialised dispute resolution forum with jurisdiction narrowly defined by legislation. While its jurisdiction may be limited, the orders it makes can be far reaching and...

Why you need to explain exactly how and why you received a gift under a Power of Attorney

9-July-2019 Guardianship By admin

Domenico Taverniti was a man who cared deeply for his family. He had some strong views about marriage and culture also, and so, for a while he was estranged from his son Enzo, because Enzo had married an Australian girl called Leonie. For this reason,...

Obligations to a spouse can overturn a property transaction

17-February-2016 Family Law,Guardianship By Simone Green

The issue of estate planning and Family Law are closely connected and it is imperative that people receive advice regarding their rights and obligations to their spouses before writing out their will (entering into succession planning arrangements)....

Advance directive is a critical document in a healthcare emergency

10-February-2016 Guardianship By admin

If and when the time comes that you are unable to communicate or manage your own affairs, there are many decisions to be made by those who care for you. To make things easier for them and to ensure your wishes are known, you can put in place ahead of...

Financial managers of protected estates can still obtain remuneration and costs

9-July-2015 Guardianship By admin

The Supreme Court of NSW delivered a significant decision in April 2015 regarding the ability of financial managers of protected estates to obtain remuneration out of the estate, in addition to the costs involved in applying for the...

Getting prepared for your loss of independence!

22-February-2015 Guardianship By Mark Streeter

I’d like to share some information and insights I have garnered from a book I recently read called Being Mortal – Illness, medicine and what matters in the end. Written by American surgeon and public health researcher Professor Atul Gawande, it...

How to ensure you retain a quality of life when your health declines

19-February-2015 Guardianship By Mark Streeter

BOOK REVIEW The book, Being Mortal – illness, medicine and what matters in the end,  has some insightful answers to planning for the best possible outcome when your health declines. Written by Professor Atul Gawande, an American surgeon,...

How do you remove an incompetent Executor?

15-December-2014 Guardianship,Contested Wills By admin

Beneficiaries of wills and estates, where probate already has been ordered, are sometimes faced with a conundrum of how to deal with an Executor who is not doing the job properly. In such circumstances it may be possible for the beneficiaries (as...