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July 22, 2011—

Capital Gains Tax and Life Insurance Policies in Business Wills

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
I was recently asked to give a presentation for Business and Estate Planning Specialists. This company specialises in selling risk insurance for businesses and individuals.…
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June 23, 2011—

Enduring Powers of Attorney – Financial Abuse

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
An Enduring Power of Attorney is one of the most powerful documents that you will ever sign. This was highlighted in a recent article in…
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June 17, 2011—

Key Issues To Include In Your Will

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
Anthony Keane published an article entitled “Have you the will to leave your family in peace?” in the Courier Mail on 13 June 2011. Anthony quotes…
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June 10, 2011—

Why every property owner needs a Will

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
I was recently interviewed by Jemma Pearson of My Property Preview where she published an article entitled “Get it Write”. The article highlights the importance of…
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June 7, 2011—

Codicil or New Will?

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
A codicil amends, rather than replaces, a previously executed Will. Such amendments may add or revoke small provisions of the Will, or may completely change…
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May 6, 2011—

Disputes about Burial and Testamentary Capacity

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
I read an interesting article written by Kay Dibben in the Sunday Mail on 1 May 2011, about four siblings who went to court within days of…
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April 29, 2011—

Have you adequately provided for your children in your Will?

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
I read the article in the Courier Mail on 19 March 2011, about the dispute erupting over the late Ken Talbot’s estate, with great interest.…
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April 13, 2011—

What happens when a person dies without a Will (ie Intestate)?

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
I was recently asked by Tim Moore of Business and Estate Planning Specialists as to what happens when a person dies without making a Will,…
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April 8, 2011—

How to properly sign a Will

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
I was recently at a professional development training day with Business and Estate Planning Specialists, when the question was raised as to how a Will…
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March 31, 2011—

No Certainty in Court Costs Being Paid by the Estate

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
There was once a perception that a claimant’s costs, even an unsuccessful claimant, would be paid by the estate when making an application for further…
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March 24, 2011—

A Horror Story: Why Having a Business Will is Important

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
A Business owner dies without a business Will and personal Will, leaving his wife and business partners in financial difficulty. I recently spoke with a…
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March 17, 2011—

Self Managed Super Funds and Estate Planning

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
The value of Self Managed Super Funds as an effective estate planning tool is sometimes overlooked, or not properly considered when people are establishing Self…
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