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Why a Will is Essential

01 June 2020 | Estate Planning |

“I don’t need a Will – I am young and I don’t own anything!” I often hear this from young people and it worries me because it just isn’t right. Particularly considering current world events, I feel compelled to take a moment to set the record straight. If you are over the age of 18, you need a Will and here are the reasons why

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Covid-19 Update – New rules for signing your Will and Power of Attorney

23 April 2020 | COVID-19 |

The NSW Government have brought regulations to remove the requirement that a witness be physically present when witnessing the execution of certain documents.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your estate planning

15 April 2020 | COVID-19 |

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) there has been an increase in the number of wills being drafted or amended, particularly from those …

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Free Consultation – Estates team

31 March 2020 | COVID-19 |

The coronavirus pandemic is making this a very stressful time for everyone.  The Nexus team want to help with some practical …

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Foreign Beneficiaries in a Discretionary Trust

10 December 2019 | Legal Developments |

Many discretionary trusts have wide pools of potential beneficiaries as to both income and capital of the trust.
Strictly speaking, the very …

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High Court Decision Threatens Booming Class Action Industry

09 December 2019 | Finance Transaction Support |

The Situation
Litigation funding (also known as legal financing or third-party litigation funding) has been a major driver of Australian class actions. …

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Estate Planning and Structuring for International Wills

04 November 2019 | Estate Planning |

It is important when estate planning and structuring your will to be aware of the numerous issues that can affect succession …

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Estate Planning – 10 Misconceptions

01 July 2019 | Estate Planning |

Everything will go to my Spouse so I don’t need a Will ... My Superannuation death benefits will follow my Will ... A Will is only for old people ... and other misconceptions debunked!

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Checklist for Executors

01 July 2019 | Legal Developments |

The role of an Executor of someone’s Will is an important and responsible one. It can also be complex and time consuming particularly at a time of often great emotional distress but you do not need to go through this alone.  The team at Nexus can help.

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Family Business – keeping it together

28 June 2019 | Estate Planning |

While family businesses account for approximately 70% of all business in Australia, inter-generational longevity is limited with few businesses surviving to …

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How the buy sell agreement works

28 June 2019 | Business Structuring |

You may have heard of the concept of a business succession or “buy/ sell” that deals with the exit of a business proprietor in the event of an event such as death or disablement.  Here is how it works based on a case study and solution.

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Powers of Attorney: all the same…right?

28 June 2019 | Estate Planning |

A Power of Attorney is just as important as a Will. Power of Attorney documents should never be a “tick and flick” type document and the powers conferred should always be carefully considered.

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Inheritances and “problem” beneficiaries

28 June 2019 | Estate Planning |

What do I do if I am concerned about leaving an inheritance to a “problem” beneficiary? In this article Tim Donlan considers this problem and offers some possible solutions.

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Sperm donation and parentage – High Court to decide

28 June 2019 | Family Law |

The High Court of Australia has been called upon to hear an appeal regarding the legal parentage of a child “B” born as a result of an artificial insemination procedure. 

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A short word on digital estate planning

28 June 2019 | Estate Planning |

In late 2018, Gerald Cotton, CEO of Quadriga CX (Canada’s largest crypto currency exchange), died, age 30, taking with him the company’s “digital wallets” and their password to his grave; wiping out an estimated almost $283 million worth of crypto currency forever.

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