To our valued clients and friends,

As a result of the recent Government recommendations our workforce has become home-based. The way you contact us remains the same, but we just won’t be able to meet with you in the office.

We have solutions in place for those times where face to face contact is required, or if you are required to deliver documents to our premises. If this applies to your matter we will discuss the best solution with you.

We certainly don’t anticipate any issues but if, for any reason, you are experiencing a breakdown in the communication channels, or you just want to discuss how the recent changes in regulation might affect you, you can always reach out to any one of the Partners, by calling Meyer Vandenberg’s reception on 02 6279 4444 and our friendly team will ensure your call is directed to the appropriate area.

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Category: Private Clients | E-Briefs

Private Clients | E-Briefs

Can my new partner challenge the terms of my will?

Starting a new relationship is an exciting chapter in your life, however, when entering a new relationship you should always turn your mind to how this relationship could impact your Will if you die.

Private Clients | E-Briefs

Guardianship orders

Do you know a vulnerable person whose wellbeing and safety might be at risk during the pandemic? If so, we can help now and in the future.

Private Clients | E-Briefs

Virtual witnessing now legal in ACT!

The ACT Government has introduced a new temporary law, which allows certain legal documents to be witnessed virtually, helping to reduce face-to-face contact during the Covid-19 crisis.

Private Clients | E-Briefs

What to do if Someone Dies Without a Will

When any of these things happen, the laws of intestacy determine how the estate will be divided.

Private Clients | E-Briefs

I have been named in a will as a beneficiary. Do I have any rights?

If you are named as a person to receive an inheritance from a deceased person’s estate you are classed as a beneficiary.

Private Clients | E-Briefs

Effective asset protection on relationship break-down: a win for testamentary trusts

A recent Court decision shows that testamentary trusts can effectively protect an inheritance from becoming part of the ‘matrimonial pool’ of assets

Private Clients | E-Briefs

Challenging a Will: Making a Claim on an Estate

Challenging a Will: Making a Claim on an Estate

Private Clients | E-Briefs

Residential Landlords – Changes To The Act Now Apply

As you may have heard, the new provisions in the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (ACT) commenced on 1 November 2019.

Private Clients | E-Briefs

Challenging an insurer’s decision to deny your public liability claim

A public liability insurance policy covers a business against a range of risks with the main risks being property damage or personal injury to another person through negligence or faulty workmanship.

Private Clients | E-Briefs

Selling Property 101 The Need to Know

Selling property can be a stressful and trying time. However, there are some things you can do to make the process easier for you and your family ...

Private Clients | E-Briefs

What happens to my super when I die?

Most people assume that their Super will be paid to whoever they have left their assets to in their Will. However, this is not always the case – so be careful!

Private Clients | E-Briefs

Retirement Villages – What could go wrong?

Entering into a retirement village contract is an important financial and legal step – possibly second only to the purchase of your home ...