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Jonathan Elcombe

You Decide Who Decides Part 1

Let’s take on decision-making capacity. The ability to make a decision is called ‘decision-making capacity’. All adults are presumed to have decision-making capacity. Generally, you have decision-making capacity if you can understand the nature and…

Raising the standard of Estate Planning

One Australian dies every 3 minutes and 12 seconds1 and with over 50% of Australians dying without a valid Will2, that is a hell of a lot of intestacies (people dying without a valid Will). That’s around 164,250 Aussies each year…

Is it time to create your Estate Plan?

For many, the Estate Planning journey starts with a life-changing or often tragic event within their immediate family circle. Not the best way to plan for the future. In this series of short articles, you’ll get a basic insight into what Estate Planning is all about and work out what you can do to protect yourself and your family…

What is an Estate Plan?

It really depends on your personal circumstances as to how your Estate Plan is structured, but there is consensus that having one, is worth doing to ensure you take care of everything that matters to you. We outline some basic documents that should form part of your Estate Plan…

Who can you appoint as your Attorney?

In NSW, you can appoint anyone over the age of 18 as your attorney as long as they have the mental capacity to understand what they are signing in the Power of Attorney document. It should be noted that you need to be deemed as mentally competent to make the power of attorney…