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What happens when I die? Season 2, Episode 3

In one of the most anticipated episodes of the series, host Anna Hacker, principal of Australian Unity Trustees Legal Services, discusses with barrister Simon Fuller what happens to your kids when you die.

The idea of “estate planning” does seem to focus on the financial side of wills, but for most clients with children, their number one question is “What happens to my kids when I die?”.

This episode serves as a masterclass in the best interests of children and is delivered by Simon, an experienced barrister whose broad practice provides listeners with an overview of the law as well as practical lessons to understand how to navigate this crucial area.

Guest: Simon Fuller

Host: Anna Hacker, Principal, Australian Unity Trustees Legal Services 

The Child Support Agency has a fantastic website: Child Support - Services Australia

The Fitzroy Legal Service
FITZROY LEGAL SERVICE - Federation of Community Legal Centres (fclc.org.au)

The Law Handbook (it has everything) it’s a marvellous book and a great service
Fitzroy Legal Service – Fitzroy Legal Service (fls.org.au)

The Law Institute of Victoria offers a referral Service (30-60 mins free) useful to obtain some free advice
Find a Lawyer - Legal Referral - Law Institute of Victoria (liv.asn.au)

Most Australian states also offer a similar arrangement:

The Law Society of NSW

The Law Society of South Australia

Queensland Law Society

The Law Society of Western Australia

ACT Law Society

Law Society of Tasmania  

Law Society NT


If you have a question you would like us to cover in a future episode you can send us an email: WHWID@australianunity.com.au 

What happens when I die? is a podcast by Australian Unity. 

General advice for listeners: Please be aware that the information in this podcast has been prepared without considering the objectives, financial situation, or needs of any individual and is general in nature. If you do wish to act on the information, before doing so you should consider its appropriateness to your circumstances and obtain specific legal and financial advice. As we suggest in the podcast we would always recommend obtaining financial and legal advice relevant to your circumstances before making any decisions and also in line with this suggest getting specialist advice from a tax professional to confirm the impact of this financial advice on your overall tax position.