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Letters of Love – a lasting gift of love

Letters of love - a lasting gift of love Imagine for a moment that you’re grieving after the death of a loved one, perhaps your spouse or a parent. You find a letter written for you. It's your loved one's voice, assuring you of their enduring love, sharing an inside…

Navigating pet death

Navigating pet death Losing a pet can feel akin to losing a member of your family. It's a deeply personal and emotional journey. Whilst grief and loss of any kind deserves empathy and understanding, unfortunately some people may offer unhelpful comments like "just a cat" or "just a dog" etc.…

Reimagining death and funerals

Reimagining death and funerals We love to celebrate milestones. Births, christenings, 18ths and 21sts, weddings…what about death? Death is a major marker in our lifespan yet we typically rush through funerals and try our best to get to the “other side” of grief as quickly as possible.Examining our thoughts and…

Executor vs Attorney [what’s the difference?]

Executor vs Attorney [What's the difference?]In your estate plan you will nominate people you know + trust to important roles. Two of those roles are your “executor” and “attorney”These roles perform different duties and at different times...for one, your executor only steps in post-death whereas your attorney acts during your lifetime.This…

“When should I update my Will?”

How often should I update my Will?Hey legend! You’ve sorted your Will! Well done. Your estate plan journey isn’t quite over yet though…there’s one important step to go. The next phase is keeping your Will current to your wishes and circumstances. This doesn’t require much time + effort, but it…

Polyamory and your estate plan

Polyamory and your estate planThis post is for our poly pals with more than one spouse...this may look like one married spouse + one or more de facto spouses, or more than one de facto spouse. Complex family arrangements make it important for you to get legal advice. Keep in mind this post…

“Do it yourself and get a JP to witness it”

"Do it yourself then get a JP to witness it"Getting your legal advice on Facebook? Please don’t.A comment that regularly comes up in community groups is “just DIY your Will and get a JP to witness it”.*So* much wrong with this comment.It’s a common myth that having a JP (Justice…

Want to be a digital avatar after death?

Want to be a digital avatar after death?[Grief tech is here!]Opinion piece written by Jacqui Thomas, Director and LawyerGrief Tech is on the rise – does this mean the end of traditional mourning?There are a bunch of start ups out of California [eg. Here After, Seance AI, Storyfile, Replika] offering…

What happens without an Enduring Power of Attorney?

What happens without an Enduring Power of Attorney?It’s easy to take for granted that you’ll always be in control of your own life. Losing capacity means you don’t have the ability to make your own decisions. In estate planning we look at capacity to make personal (including health) decisions and financial…

What happens if I die without a Will?

What happens if I die without a Will?Losing someone you love is tough, and dealing with the legal stuff afterward can be confusing. If someone passes away without a Will, it can create additional challenges for their family.When someone dies without a Will, it's called "intestacy." This means that the…
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