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Deceased Estates and the Tax Office

Deceased Estates and the Tax Office

Finalising the tax affairs of a Deceased Estate is an area that we all too often see overlooked by executors and administrators. There are a number of obligations that executors and administrators must comply with in this regard to avoid getting into trouble with the...

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Do I Really Need Probate?

Do I Really Need Probate?

You’ve been named as an executor in a loved one’s will. It’s an emotional time. You’ve arranged a funeral and said your goodbyes. You set about finalising your loved one’s affairs only to be told you need a grant of probate. What? Why? How? Where do you begin?

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What happens if I die without a will?

What happens if I die without a will?

If you die without a will you are said to have died intestate. This means that, instead of getting to choose who looks after your affairs and inherits your property and possessions, these matters will be determined according to formulas in the Succession Act 1981...

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Testamentary Trust: Why you should consider one

Testamentary Trust: Why you should consider one

A testamentary trust offers a number of benefits including protecting assets from creditors, protecting vulnerable beneficiaries and potential income tax savings. A testamentary trust is like a family trust but is created by the deceased's will rather than a trust...

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