Wills and Estates Blog
Through its recent reforms, Victoria has paved the way for the effective delivery of critical services and increased access to justice by introducing permanent changes to the way documents are signed. RNG Lawyers has become well-versed in the recent law reforms and legislative changes and will ensure that your documents meet all the required formalities of being validly executed documents.
Stephanie Rendell, Associate Solicitor and Head of Wills & Estates at RNG Lawyers, explains how long it takes to act in an estate and what you can do when an Executor is taking too long.
Exciting news regarding the introduction of electronic filing to the Supreme Court of Victoria for all applications from the 1 July 2020.
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Victorian Government have made it temporarily possible to sign wills and some other documents by electronic means and using AV Links.
It is common for families to lend money to each other, particularly parents to their adult children. Stephanie Rendell, Associate Solicitor and Head of the RNG Lawyers Wills & Estates Team, explains how to make these loans enforceable.
Sadly, some attorneys abuse their powers as attorney to misappropriate funds for their own benefit. Stephanie Rendell, Associate Solicitor and Head of the RNG Lawyers Wills & Estates Team, explains what you can do if you suspect an attorney has taken money or assets from you or a loved one.
Stephanie Rendell, RNG Lawyers Senior Associate and head of Wills & Estates team features on 'Life Admin Life Hack's' podcast discussing elder care planning.
In the current climate, it is important to consider your wishes and values when it comes to medical treatment and assess whether an Advanced Care Directives is right for you. Stephanie Rendell, Associate Solicitor and Head of Wills & Estates at RNG Lawyers explains Advanced Care Directives, their purpose and how they are used.
Stephanie Rendell, Associate Solicitor and Head of Wills & Estates at RNG Lawyers explains how to appoint a Medical Treatment Decision Maker and what happens if you have not nominated someone and you lose capacity.
Associate and head of RNG Lawyers Wills and Estates team Stephanie Rendell, visits Heathmont Men's Probus Club to discuss elder care planning.
The general purpose of executor’s remuneration is to pay the executor for the time spent by them performing the role. Remuneration clauses are more common when you appoint a professional person or entity as your executor (as opposed to a family member) or if you expect that your estate will be particularly onerous. The RNG Lawyers, Wills and Estates team gives a summary on the topic in our latest blog.
Have you been appointed as attorney under an enduring power of attorney and something has gone wrong? RNG Lawyers Wills and Estates team have created a guide on handling issues and disputes.
RNG Lawyers Estates Team has outlined a quick checklist on if you're eligible to be an Attorney under an Enduring Power of Attorney. A power of attorney is where an adult appoints another adult to make decisions on their behalf. The scope and conditions of the authority will depend on the type of power of attorney document.
RNG Lawyers Wills and Estates Team has outline a brief introduction on what is involved with being an Attorney under an Enduring Power of Attorney. A power of attorney is where an adult appoints another adult to make decisions on their behalf. The scope and conditions of the authority will depend on the type of power of attorney document.
Superannuation is fast overtaking the family home as most people’s major asset. Without a valid Binding Death Benefit Nomination, the Trustee of your Fund has some discretion as to how benefits can be distributed. Read this blog to find out more.
Elder Care Planning Dictionary: A clear terminology guideline to Wills and Estates. At RNG Lawyers, it is our mission to give clear and practical advice to you. We work hard to use plain English and will take the time to explain difficult concepts to you. We understand that there is a lot of confusing terminology, especially around elder care and estate planning. This dictionary is intended to clarify some of the common terminology in this area.
Our partners are pleased to announce the creation of a new dedicated Wills and Estates Team at RNG Lawyers, which commenced on 1 July 2019. The Team draws upon our experience in Estate Planning, Elder Law, Elder Care Planning and Wills & Estates disputes, which enables us to provide even greater comprehensive and expert advice in this area.
Some families come to private arrangements regarding the care and accommodation of their loved ones. When these arrangements work well, it can be an great way for a family to support each other and pool resources. Family agreements are often informal and many are entered into without professional advice. If not entered into carefully, these agreements can lead to devastating family disputes and potentially serious financial, taxation and legal consequences in some cases.