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The Importance of Creating a Will and Avoiding Intestate Succession

The Importance of Creating a Will and Avoiding Intestate Succession

Do you have a valid Will? Creating a Will means avoiding the risk of dying intestate and provides clarity for what happens to your assets after your passing. What does ‘Dying Intestate’ mean? The meaning of ‘dying intestate’ is dying without a valid Will. Intestacy rules dictate that your estate is administered according to the

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A Guide to Selecting Beneficiaries for Your Will

It is possible to not write a Will and not nominate anyone to inherit your assets when you pass away. This is called ‘dying intestate’. When this happens, the laws of your state or territory will decide how your estate is administered. However, this means you don’t have the opportunity to decide how your assets

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What is Larceny?

What is larceny? Want to understand the different types of theft changes? You’re in the right place. Larceny is basically the legal term for stealing. It is the act of taking property that belongs to another person or business without their consent. ‘Larceny’ is not actually used in Victorian law anymore—it is quite an old

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Types of Assault Charges

In Victoria, assault charges are outlined in the Crimes Act 1958 and Summary Offences Act 1966. Depending on the nature, intention and severity of the assault committed, it will be allocated a category that will determine the punishment that follows. In Victoria there are several degrees of assault that a person can be charged with.

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Your Guide to Bail Applications

Have you been charged with a criminal offence and want to make an application for bail? You should always work with an experienced criminal lawyer during the bail application procedure. Find out more about bail applications, breaching bail and more. What is Bail? Bail refers to the process that allows a person to be released

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Estate Planning: Key Factors to Keep in Mind

Estate planning is an important part of defining and protecting your interests. Wills and estate planning can be a daunting process. However, an estate administration lawyer will help you create, implement and modify the right plan for you. The process is fluid and should be reflective of your family’s structure, living circumstances, and financial position.

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Why You Need a Power of Attorney

Do you have a Power of Attorney? Many Australians may not realise the risks involved with not nominating a person to act in your best interests in case you are unable to do so. Recent journalist investigations have revealed the neglect of people placed in the care of the state when they become incapacitated. To

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