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Weekend Sunrise highlights how to legally get your affairs in order without forking out a fortune.

Weekend Sunrise highlights how to legally get your affairs in order without forking out a fortune. 

Will and Estate planning is a topic that many people do not like to talk about which may explain why 52% of Tasmanian Adults DO NOT have a Will – that is potentially 200,000 Tasmanians that may leave their

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What is the point of having a Will if it can be challenged?

When you make your Will you would like to think that your choice of beneficiaries could not be challenged.

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Top tips from our Will and estate planning seminar

Planning ahead for your future legal, financial and health decisions is a lot easier than you may think.

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What is estate planning video

You have heard that buz words, but what does estate planning mean to you and your loved ones.

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Public Trustee’s Launceston office expansion

Due to Will and estate planning demand as well as commitments to improving our distribution strategy, the Public Trustee will be relocating the Launceston office in 2019 to the front of the MAIB building, 33 George Street Launceston.

While this is a short distance move from our

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Upcoming estate planning days

The Public Trustee holds estate planning days in regional centers across Tasmania so the community can make or update their Will, enduring power of attorney or enduring guardian documents.

If you are interested in making or updating your Estate plan, Will, enduring power of attorney or enduring guardian you can make

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Five things you should know about estate planning.

1. What is estate planning?

Estate planning is the process of making arrangements while you are alive and preparing documented plans outlining how you would like to have your assets distributed when you pass away or if you become incapacitated.

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What to do when someone dies

The death of a loved one is a time of great sadness and grief. Many people find it a struggle to focus on tasks like planning a funeral.

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Step and blended families and Wills

Step and blended families and Wills

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Protecting your legacy is as important as sharing it.

There is a great quote that said ‘one day your life will flash before your eyes make sure it is worth watching’. Better still, make sure those closest to you have a good preview of your life story.

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Who will get my superannuation when I die?

Who will get my Superannuation when I die?

Super is a non-estate asset and may not form part of your estate administered under your Will.

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What happens to my social media accounts when I die?

In the past, we had photo albums, diaries or letters to convey our personal legacy. Social media has now digitalised all these types of communication.

Most people understand the importance of leaving a Will to ensure their physical possessions are passed on to people of their choosing.

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Your pet and your Will

What will happen to your pet when you die?

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Leaving a gift to charity

Leaving a charitable bequest in your Will can be a lovely way to create a lasting legacy, to provide continuing support to the causes and communities you care about most.

If you plan to leave a charitable bequest in your Will, it is very important to get professional estate planning advice to ensure that your wishes

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What to consider when you choose an Attorney

Preparing an enduring power of attorney allows you to choose an attorney/s who will take care of your financial needs if you lose capacity in the future or if you no longer want the responsibility.

Click here for more information on enduring powers of

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