Wills & Estates

Electronic witnessing of documents

6 Oct 2021

Electronic witnessing of documents

Guidance to members for electronic witnessing of Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney.

Enduring Power of Attorney

2 Aug 2021

Enduring Power of Attorney

An Enduring Power of Attorney is the only way you can choose and control who can make decisions on your behalf if you can’t.

Making a Will

2 Aug 2021

Making a Will

Every person over the age of eighteen should make a Will. Your Will sets out how you want your assets distributed when you die.

Do you need help with a will?

29 Mar 2021

Do you need help with a will?

You may have heard local lawyer Katie Binstock, the Chair of our Elder Law & Succession Law Committee, chatting with Georgia Stynes on ABC Radio recently about why it’s important to have a legal will. We've compiled some useful resources on this topic.

Best Practice Guide for Legal Practitioners in relation to Elder Financial Abuse

23 Sep 2020

Best Practice Guide for Legal Practitioners in relation to Elder Financial Abuse

Guidance for legal practitioners to identify and address potential issues regarding elder financial abuse.

How construing a Will can cause some headaches

13 Aug 2020

How construing a Will can cause some headaches

In Ethos, our Elder Law Committee talks about the headaches caused by ‘standard’ wording in Wills, relying on a non-existant linguistic nirvana where everybody has the same interpretation of words.

Changes to electronic witnessing of documents

13 May 2020

Changes to electronic witnessing of documents

Guidance on legislative changes in the COVID-19 Emergency Response Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 (ACT).

Electronic witnessing of documents and other amendments

13 May 2020

Electronic witnessing of documents and other amendments

Guidance to members on legislative changes in the COVID-19 Emergency Response Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 (ACT).

Witnessing Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

14 Apr 2020

Witnessing Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Guidance on witnessing Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney when not attending on clients face to face.

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