Making medical treatment decisions without the burden of doubt

As the world gets used to living with the ongoing threat of Coronavirus, it’s hard to forget the heartache that so many people and families who have lost loved ones have gone through this year. Each day the death toll from this pandemic rises.  Families of the victims have had to face so many challenges.  […]

Love is not enough

Love is not enough This video is a MUST SEE! Advance Care Planning Australia have released a powerful video showing how the assumptions we might make as decision makers for our partners, parents or children could be inconsistent with their wishes. The key message being to have those important conservations and document it for when […]

What happens to my Super when I die?

Many people are unaware that Superannuation (and the insurance benefits within it) are not considered part of your Will.  This is because your Superannuation is held in trust for when you retire, whereas your Will only deals with items that you personally own. To ensure your Superannuation is passed onto those that you choose, it’s […]

DIY Wills…do they stand up in court?

Using a “Do It Yourself” (DIY) Will Kit or making a “homemade” Will can be an attractive option for some people. In the short term DIY Wills are quick, easy and cheap.  But are they legal? Are they binding? Will they stand up in court? The short answer to these questions is “yes” but it’s […]

Why we need to talk about dementia…

In Australia, dementia is the second leading cause of death.  Almost 1 in 10 Australians over 65 are living with the disease and there’s no cure. Currently, Dementia Australia estimates 49% of people with dementia have not completed any type advance care planning. Advance care planning allows dementia patients to take control of their future. […]

Your child has just turned 18…so what’s next?

So, your baby is now an adult. You’re probably wondering where the time went! A child turning 18 brings a lot of change. They can drive, vote, head to the pub. It’s new territory both for them and for you. Something that a lot of people fail to address is the need for their child […]