Family Wealth & Business Succession

Creating or changing a will or power of attorney during the COVID-19 pandemic

Phillip Hewitt 27/04/2020

Making or changing your estate plan during the COVID-19 pandemic has just become easier with new laws that allow wills, powers of attorney and enduring guardian appointments to be made by Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp and FaceTime.

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Family Wealth & Business Succession

Change is the one constant

Phillip Hewitt 29/10/2019

Being prepared means having a plan. In business, taking the time to plan for succession is critical. SWS Lawyers’ business succession specialist Phillip Hewitt guides you through what you need to know in Hunter Headline.

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Family Wealth & Business Succession

Testamentary Trusts – Why everyone is talking about them

Phillip Hewitt 26/02/2019

Our Estate Planning team explains the factors to consider when deciding whether to structure your Will to include a testamentary trust.

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Family Wealth & Business Succession

Could the new same-sex marriage laws impact your estate plan?

Phillip Hewitt 13/03/2018

In this article our Estate Planning group considers whether a Will executed by a person in a same-sex marriage prior to the recent legislative changes may have been nullified by virtue of the marriage.

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Family Wealth & Business Succession

Protecting your Wealth for Future Generations: Estate Planning Update

Phillip Hewitt 25/09/2017

You’ve worked hard during your lifetime to accumulate wealth. You’ve made a Will. But will your assets actually go where you want them to go? In this article, our estate planning group discusses family provision claims and the ways in which you can protect your estate.

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