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Four things to think about before completing a DIY will

Four things to think about before completing a DIY will One of the questions I often get asked is “Do I need a lawyer to make a will?” And the answer is no – you don’t need a lawyer to make a will, and you can use a DIY will kit. But there are lots …

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How to be a Guardian Angel

  How to be a Guardian Angel Like many parents, my kids are my world. I was lucky enough to get five of them, in two batches. In January 1998, Lily was born at the Murray Bridge Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital. After waiting an extra 10 days for her arrival, Lily rushed into this world like …

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Time and kindness

  Time and kindness: the lady who helped me to become a lawyer Earlier this year the death of my Nana hit me hard. She was one of the most important women in my life. I keep a photo of her on my desk to remind me that I want to be more like her. …

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Confessions of an estate lawyer

Confessions of an estate lawyer – why my will is a work in progress too As a busy mum and business owner, I am guilty of putting things off that I know should be done. And, like you, my estate planning is on my to-do list. Also like you, my family is my top priority.  …

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Taking the leap

If you’re anything like me, perfectionism can stop you from getting things done. I get worried about all the things that can go wrong. I get worried about not being good enough. And of course I always blame myself when things don’t work out. Like most of us I am my own harshest critic. While …

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