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Estate planning for same-sex marriages and common triggers to prepare or update your estate plan

It is great news that Australia has legalised same-sex marriage. This will bring significant benefits to same-sex couples, as marriage grants more rights in relation to death, medical and financial decisions. However, with what is likely to be a boom in new marriages, it is important that couples (same-sex or otherwise) consider the effect of their marriage on their estate planning documents and update them, even though it is unlikely to be the most urgent thing on their mind in planning their celebrations!

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