Dramatic changes to Probate

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By the end of 2018, the legal profession in South Australia will have experienced a dramatic change. Probate is turning digital. As of the 26th of November 2018, the Probate Registry will have completely transitioned to an online system for managing probate applications. The new system is called CourtSA. How will it be different from the […]

What do I need to know about aged care?

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Now that my loved ones are growing older, what do I need to know about aged care? Although the future of an individual is uncertain, some careful planning for the possibility of requiring aged care accommodation can be provide some reassurance about what lays ahead. The virtue of aged care is that the sooner you […]

Can your Will be contested?

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A Will is a written declaration of how property is to be distributed upon the maker’s death, but can your Will be contested? Lawyers prepare Wills in accordance with strigent guidelines and procedures. Surely this means that your testamentary intentions will be honoured and your property distributed as per your wishes. Not necessarily. The Inheritance […]

What happens if I die without a Will?

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If you die without a Will you could be leaving your loved ones with a lot more pain and heartache than just the grief of losing you.  Protect your family from this unnecessary stress by ensuring that you have a valid Will. What happens if I die without a Will? If you die without a […]

What do I need to make a Will?

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What do I need to make a Will, is one of the most common questions we get from clients ahead of their appointment with us. So here is our guide to what documents you should gather and what questions you should ponder before you sit with us to make a new Will. Of course, we […]

The farmer’s wife and the law

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Being a farmer’s wife is not always easy or worry-free, but it offers a unique lifestyle and a wonderful environment in which to raise children. From breeding chickens to helping bale the hay, children learn the value of hard work, earning an income and having respect for others. Farming does bring some special challenges though to ensuring the […]

I’ve been named as an Executor in a Will. Now what?

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If you’ve been named as an Executor in a Will, chances are that this is a job that you are not looking forward to. Losing someone is hard enough, but having to face the practical reality of the matter once they are gone can seem overwhelming. If you are the Executor of a loved one’s estate, let […]

Protecting children who are under 18: Advice from a lawyer

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Chances are you’re a great parent providing everything your children need from day to day, so you’re probably confident you’re doing all you can in protecting your children who are under 18 years of age. But have you given them everything they need from a legal point of view? Here are some of the things that […]

Ageing Parents

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Parents age, and being called upon to support ageing parents can take you by surprise. At Mildwaters Lawyers, we’re here to help you get matters in order so you and your parents can have peace of mind as you help them navigate through the senior years. Helping ageing parents without interfering Each of us at […]

The hidden cost of a DIY Will kit: It can be thousands of dollars

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You can buy a Will kit from your local newsagency or post office for about $20, follow the instructions and write your own Will. What the Will kit doesn’t tell you is that the hidden cost of doing your Will this way can be thousands of dollars more than you realise. What’s the problem with […]