Why I Became an Estate Planning Lawyer

Why I Became an Estate Planning Lawyer

Choosing a career is one of the most significant decisions we make in life. For me, becoming an estate planning lawyer was a journey fueled by a deep desire to help people plan for the future and protect their loved ones. Here’s a look into why I chose this path and why it’s so meaningful to me.   A Personal […]

Regrets of Dying

Regrets of Dying

In life, we often find ourselves contemplating the choices we’ve made and the paths we’ve taken. But what if we could learn from the reflections of those nearing the end of their journey? Bronnie Ware, an Australian palliative care nurse, shares insights gleaned from her patients in “The Top Five Regrets of Dying,” a book born from her blog cataloguing […]

The Horror of No Estate Planning

The Horror of No Estate Planning

Imagine a family in chaos, torn apart by the lack of proper estate planning. This horror story highlights the devastating consequences that can arise when you don’t plan for the inevitable.   Ex-Partner Takes Control of Assets for the Kids When John passed away unexpectedly, his ex-partner, who was still listed as the guardian of their children, took control of […]

Your Guide to Cyber Safety: 10 Practical Tips and Tricks

Your Guide to Cyber Safety: 10 Practical Tips and Tricks

In today’s digital world, where cyber-attacks are on the rise, it’s crucial to keep ourselves safe online. Recent incidents involving major companies like Medibank and Optus highlight the importance of protecting our digital information. At HazeLegal, we take your security seriously. We use methods like multi-factor authentication, regular password changes, and continuous security training to keep you safe. In this […]

Post-Demise Data: Ensuring Family Access to your vital information with a Digital Vault

Post-Demise Data: Ensuring Family Access to your vital information with a Digital Vault

Ensuring your family can access essential information and digital assets after your passing is a crucial aspect of estate planning. In today’s digital age, where much of our lives are stored online, addressing this issue is more important than ever. At HazeLegal, we understand the challenges faced by loved ones in accessing digital assets as well as the information that […]

Am I entitled to a copy of the Family Trust Deed?

Am I entitled to a copy of the Family Trust Deed?

  In responding to a beneficiary’s request for trust information, trustees should follow these essential steps and consider seeking independent professional advice due to the potential complexities involved. A seemingly straightforward request can escalate into a challenge, impacting the trustee’s actions and possibly leading to the Trustee’s removal if deemed improper. Navigating trust transparency requires careful consideration to protect the […]

What is Estate Planning?

What is Estate Planning?

  In summary – Be sure to consider the ownership of estate and non-estate assets.   Estate planning is how you ensure that your assets are distributed or passed on in a way that you want following your death. It also involves the implementation of documents during your lifetime that allow others to make decisions on your behalf when you […]

Even for family businesses, succession planning is crucial!

Even for family businesses, succession planning is crucial!

  In summary – all businesses should prepare for ownership transfers.   On the “dos and don’ts” of managing a family business, there is an unlimited supply of material online. Although there is a wide range of advice on this vast subject, business succession planning is a recurring theme. Specifically, why having one is crucial for family businesses and enterprises […]