Taking control starts with your Will

With a new autumnal season in full swing and International Women’s Day celebrations held across the world at the start of March, it’s timely to reflect on the achievements of our ancestral sisters and their powerful social action over the past decades.

Planning for the future through separation and divorce

Going through the process of separation or divorce is likely to be a stressful and emotional time for the couples concerned. Not only will they deal with a dramatic change in life circumstance, but a change in relationship status may also have implications to decisions made through their Will, Enduring Power of Attorney (EPOA) and Advance Care Directive (ACD) documents.

Life’s better with a plan: why advance care planning is important for your future health care

Lynette is no stranger to planning – whether it be researching the cheapest holiday package or trawling catalogues to find the best bargains, there’s nothing she enjoys more than putting that skill to use.

Plan for your future – by taking action today!

The research is out - Queenslanders are preparing for their future and agree that making a Will is easy to do and should be done (Kantar Public Research 2023). This is great news! Though in the words of psychologist Nathaniel Branden, ‘a goal without an action plan, is a daydream’.

In exploration of the extraordinary: bold and beautiful bequests

At Queensland Public Trustee, we often get asked, what exactly can I leave, or organise to leave, my loved ones in my Will? Beyond the conventional gifts of material possessions, such as homes, cars, and family heirlooms, Wills have evolved into a canvas for both imaginative and personalised expressions of final wishes.

Privacy Awareness Week 2021: Make privacy a priority

The Public Trustee will be celebrating Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) from 3 to 9 May 2021 because we are committed to protecting and respecting personal information, while embedding a privacy-aware work culture. Everyone has the capacity to breach privacy and cause irreversible harm.

Is my Will still valid after five years?

As busy Queenslanders, our lives are full of constant change and it’s important to note that as your life changes, so too should your Will.

Protect what you love

You’ve worked hard your entire life, so as you begin to ponder retirement you should also consider what options are available to you, to help protect the things and people you love, and most importantly, yourself.

I am an executor of a Will. What do I do?

Being named as an executor and administering an estate (the person’s assets) can be very daunting, especially at a time when you are grieving.

What to expect when making your Will

Making your Will for the first time can be a little overwhelming; therefore it’s important to have an idea of what you can expect when making your Will with the Public Trustee, and also some things for consideration before your appointment.

We help to protect Queenslanders from elder abuse

Sadly, elder abuse is a serious and growing concern in our community with more than 25,000 unreported cases in Queensland alone.

Who will make decisions for you if you can’t?

A serious illness, disability, or an accident can happen at any time.

Our top tips for enjoying your golden years

Are you fully prepared to enjoy your golden years? By getting your affairs in order, you can give yourself peace of mind and carry on enjoying the best years of your life!

What do these famous people have in common?

Bob Marley, Prince, Jimi Hendrix, Amy Winehouse and Martin Luther King all died without a valid Will.
Last published: 7/04/2021 4:10:06 AM