New legislative changes for Attorneys and Administrators

While no person expects, nor wishes, to experience a lack of capacity, the very real fact of life is that they may.  Incapacity can be long term or short term and can impact everyone quite differently. The question of someone's capacity to understand the nature and the effect of something is fraught with difficulty mainly … Continue reading New legislative changes for Attorneys and Administrators

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Renewable Power: Court permits Attorney to renew superannuation nomination (QLD)

For a while now, it's been a hazy question asked by succession lawyers alike about whether an attorney can make or renew a binding death benefit nomination for their principal's superannuation policy proceeds. On 24 August 2018, Justice Bowskill of the Supreme Court of Queensland delivered a decision on this very topic. The case of … Continue reading Renewable Power: Court permits Attorney to renew superannuation nomination (QLD)

Elder abuse – it even has a name

Elder Abuse is alive and well.. unfortunately. It has become such a problem it now has a name?  How did this happen?... That’s a rhetorical question. I’ve been reading more and more of Actor Mickey Rooney’s struggle and despite his original wealth and celebrity status, he was still just a gentleman, taken advantage of by … Continue reading Elder abuse – it even has a name