Eternal Life

You haven’t reviewed your Enduring Power of Attorney in years and your super and life insurance policies death benefit nominations may have lapsed or are about to lapse. Have you worked out how to get out of here alive or just found the secret to Eternal Life? A freak accident happens and you become incapacitated…

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The Role and Duties of an Executor

Acting as an Executor, while an honour, can at times be an onerous task.  Often it is not until a beloved family member or friend passes away and the estate administration work begins, that the enormity of the task is recognised. At McColm Matsinger Lawyers we assist Executors at every stage of the administration process to make…

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Grant of Probate, What Does It All Mean, and Do I Need One?

Losing a loved one is a very difficult time.  The sadness and stress of your loss can often leave family members feeling overwhelmed when trying to deal with their loved one’s Estate. Asset holders such as banks, share registries and nursing homes each have their own requirements which must be satisfied before they will release the…

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Making Your Will Has Become a Whole Lot Easier!

Change has been one of the few pandemic benefits. Government imposed restrictions have brought a greater reliance on technology and with this a fresh view on how you can make your Will. Your Will instructions can be given electronically and a draft sent to you for review at home.  No more taking time off work…

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Options for Helping Elderly Parents

We all want to see our elderly parents happy, safe and well cared for and at the same time be respectful of their wishes and views. Holidays and get togethers with elderly family members are often times when it becomes evident that there needs to be some family discussions about how to best support your…

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Warning! Superannuation Law Changes

The Supreme Court of Queensland has decided that an Attorney has the power to make or renew a Superannuation Binding Death Benefit Nomination. This novel decision has far reaching consequences in an area that has for many years created uncertainty and difficulty for families where wealth resides in the Superannuation Account of a family member…

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