Gold Coast North Chamber of Commerce – President
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Gold Coast North Chamber of Commerce – President

We are pleased to announce that the managing director of Affinity Lawyers, Angus Gordon, has taken up the position of President of the Gold Coast North Chamber of Commerce https://gcncc.org.au/. Mr Gordon states that “in one of the most uncertain times for the Gold Coast local community, it was a pleasure to be able to...

Executor’s Obligations in Queensland
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Executor’s Obligations in Queensland

What do executors do? Statutory obligations Executors in Queensland have statutory obligations that are set out under section 52 of the Succession Act 1981 (Qld) (“the Succession Act”). However, there is no exact guideline for executors to follow because their duties may vary depending on the size and complexity of the estate, as well as...

TESTAMENTARY TRUST – WHAT IS IT AND DO I NEED ONE?
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TESTAMENTARY TRUST – WHAT IS IT AND DO I NEED ONE?

A Testamentary Trust is essentially a trust that comes into effect upon the death of the testator (will-maker) and can be a useful estate planning arrangement in situations where extra flexibility is needed when the estate is disbursed to beneficiaries, such as circumstances where the beneficiaries are employed in high risk occupations (where their personal...

SHOULD I HAVE AN ENDURING POWER OF ATTORNEY?
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SHOULD I HAVE AN ENDURING POWER OF ATTORNEY?

While we have reiterated the importance of having a current Will in many previous articles, (click here to read more), the importance of having a current Enduring Power of Attorney is just as important as having your Will in place. While a Will provides instructions for your executors in relation to the distribution of your...

AGED CARE PART 2 – RETIREMENT VILLAGE, AGED CARE OR NURSING HOME – WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR PARENTS OR LOVED ONES GET OLDER
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AGED CARE PART 2 – RETIREMENT VILLAGE, AGED CARE OR NURSING HOME – WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR PARENTS OR LOVED ONES GET OLDER

We hope that you found last month’s article regarding Retirement Villages valuable and informative, (click here to read it if you missed it) and this article will follow on from that article with a focus on aged care facilities / nursing homes to enable our readers to gain a greater understanding of the options available...