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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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August 13, 2020—

Capacity and Home-Made Wills: Why you should reconsider

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
In the wake of COVID-19, there is a lot more discussion about home-made Wills or Will kits. One of the questions that I am frequently…
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July 2, 2020—

Executor’s commission – What it is, and how it works

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
One of the most common questions I am asked is, “do I get paid for being the executor?” Whilst the role of executor was once…
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June 1, 2020—

What is the role of an executor, and who should you pick?

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
Whilst being named someone’s executor can be viewed as an honour and a privilege, the role comes with significant responsibility. As an advisor, I generally…
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April 24, 2020—

Important: Practice Direction issued by the Supreme Court for certain Wills during COVID-19

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
There is no doubt that in the wake of COVID-19 many people are taking the opportunity to get their affairs in order. We have seen…
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