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A Brief Update from de Groots

A Brief Update from de Groots

Dear Clients, Colleagues and Supporters  We hope you have been enjoying time with your family and friends now that the lockdown requirements have lessened. The events of the past few weeks have caused us to reflect on our life, our business and what is truly...

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Beer Coasters and Text Messages Are Not an Estate Plan

Beer Coasters and Text Messages Are Not an Estate Plan

In recent times there has been a spike in unconventional documents being accepted as valid and binding will documents. These have ranged from photographs to post-it notes to computer files. While this development might provide comfort to some, there are dangers in...

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Enduring Powers of Attorney and COVID-19

Enduring Powers of Attorney and COVID-19

The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in significant social restrictions and is currently threatening the health of all age groups across our country, highlighting the importance of having a valid enduring power of attorney in place at all times. Why should...

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How Much Does a Will Cost? Dr John de Groot spoke with Canstar

How Much Does a Will Cost? Dr John de Groot spoke with Canstar

Our Dr John de Groot recently caught up with Canstar's Tamika Seeto and spoke about all things "Wills." Check out the article here. Some of the issues raised include: What is a will? How do you make a will? How much does a will cost? Have you made a Will? Get started...

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Estate Planning in Light of COVID-19

Estate Planning in Light of COVID-19

The implications of COVID-19 are vast and far-reaching. This pandemic has the potential to cripple the economy and health system. Now, more than ever, is the time to consider whether you have adequate wills and estate plans in place. By ensuring that your wills and...

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Witnessing a Will in the Time of COVID-19

Witnessing a Will in the Time of COVID-19

For a will to be valid under our legislation, the willmaker needs to execute his or her will in front of two witnesses present at the same time. If a willmaker is unable to personally sign but otherwise has the capacity to make a will, the will can be signed at the...

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Where Can You Turn When Family Can’t Help?

Where Can You Turn When Family Can’t Help?

Parents are concerned for their children's welfare at every stage of their lives. We all want to make sure our children are well provided for. We want to always be there for them. But of course, that is not always possible. What happens when parents die? In some...

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Rest in Peace: Five Reasons to Avoid a DIY Will

Rest in Peace: Five Reasons to Avoid a DIY Will

As Australians deal with the uncertainties of a global pandemic, many will be forced to face their own mortality. As a result, those who had previously put-off making a Will may find themselves prioritising this in the coming weeks. Generally inexpensive and...

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Settify

Settify

We are pleased to announce our collaboration with successful legal technology startup Settify in a move set to change the way discerning Australians protect their legacy and provide for their families. Settify has developed a bespoke system for de Groots, which will...

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de Groots Guardian Services

de Groots Guardian Services

Donald and Mary Jones* were an elderly couple who had one child, Alexander. Alexander has special needs and is not capable of managing his own financial affairs. Donald and Mary worried what would happen with the financial resources they left for Alexander after their...

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