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May 23, 2022—

Death Benefit Tax – Will it apply to your beneficiaries or estate?

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
When we meet with clients to review their estate and succession plan, we always ask the client to provide us with a summary of the…
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March 1, 2022—

Why it’s critical to ensure you know where your original Will is

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
After someone passes, generally the first thing loved ones do is search for the Will. If you can’t locate the original Will, it is not…
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January 14, 2022—

New Year, New Estate Plan

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
As we start a new year, it is important to remember that any change in life circumstances may impact on your estate plan. Engaged If…
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August 16, 2021—

Executor’s Commission – What is it and how does it work?

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
Administering an estate can be an onerous task taking up time, potentially months, perhaps in some cases, years. In carrying out the role of administration…
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June 11, 2021—

Are you an executor selling an estate property?

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
When administering an estate, depending on the size of the estate, the executor may be responsible for a number of tasks.  For example, if the…
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June 8, 2021—

Letter of Wishes – A personal touch to your Estate Planning

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
In light of the recent publications concerning Ken Talbot’s Will and some of the comments he placed in a letter accompanying his Will, it has…
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April 21, 2021—

Tax on Superannuation Death Benefits

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
Benjamin Franklin said in 1789 that, “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”. Turns out, some 200 years…
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March 31, 2021—

Mediation in Estate Disputes

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
When clients ask me about challenging a Will, or making a claim against an estate, I am quick to share the realities of litigation.   Litigation…
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March 3, 2021—

Granny Flat Agreements

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
As our population is living longer, it is understandable that people want to stay at home for as long as possible. However, residing in your…
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February 1, 2021—

The minefield of the Mutual Will

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
The concept of Mutual Wills is certainly not an easy one to understand.  However, as blended families become more common, Mutual Wills are often used…
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October 28, 2020—

A refresh on Powers of Attorney in Queensland

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
Having an Enduring Power of Attorney is equally as important as having a Will. Sometimes an Enduring Power of Attorney is referred to as a ‘living…
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September 22, 2020—

Executors and Trustees – Should you be Seeking Direction from the Court?

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
*I have used the words ‘executor’ and ‘trustee’ in this blog interchangeably. Being an executor or trustee can be a challenging role. You are tasked…
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