What Happens to Your Inheritance When You Separate

Are inheritances a marital asset required to be shared with your spouse post-separation? Many people are unsure how an inheritance will be treated if they separate from their marital partner. Recently a client asked me whether a potential future inheritance would have...

Contesting A Will – What Do You Need To Know?

What is the difference between challenging a Will and contesting a Will? Challenging a Will is different to contesting a Will. Challenging a Will means bringing a case alleging that the Will is not valid, for example that it was executed improperly or under duress, or...

Business and Personal Debt Recovery Options

Letters of demand A lawyer’s letter of demand is the first step if you have a debt that is going unpaid. Usually, the cost of issuing such a letter will not be high, however if the debtor disregards the demand you will have to take further action as detailed below....

Estate Planning & Will Preparation – A Checklist

There are many reasons to have a Will in place. Many people are prompted by events such as buying a property, getting married or having children, or getting divorced – all great reasons to have a Will in place. Bear in mind that if you marry, your existing Will...