- New Commentary on Challenging the validity of a will
- Challenging a will questions its validity. Contesting a will questions the fairness of its provisions. The circumstances and processes when challenging a will are similar across all the states in legislation and in the common law principles that govern this interesting area of the law. This addition to commentary covers helpful tips for practitioners if they are faced with a client wishing to challenge the validity of a will.
- Costs Agreements – Disputes section improved, fields for client and firm details added, trust account details added, solicitor’s lien added, execution clauses for individuals and corporations added and general formatting and grammatical improvements.
- Powers of Attorney and Advance Care Directives – Update paragraph on South Australian Civil and Administrative Authority.
- Added new precedent – Individual will creating multiple testamentary discretionary trusts.
- File Cover Sheets for all publications have been completely re-formatted for a better look.
- Powers of Attorney Commentary enriched to include a new section ‘What an attorney can’t do’. Commentary also enriched to include Instruments made in other states.
- Making life a little easier for practitioners – look out for Blank Deed, Agreement and Execution Clauses folder in the matter plan at the end of each Getting the Matter Underway.
- The Advance Care Directives Kit produced by the South Australian government has been included in the guide. The kit is useful for practitioners who may wish to pass on additional information to their clients. The kit includes:
- Advance Care Directive Form
- Information Statement
- Substitute Decision-Maker Guidelines
- Information for Witnesses
- Information for Interpreters