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May 9, 2016—

Caveats over wills – use wisely

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
Where there are questions as to the validity of a will, lodging a caveat over the will is an option which will give you time…
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May 4, 2016—

Not all is lost if you can’t find the original will

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
Recently, I have received a number of enquiries where a deceased’s original will cannot be found. When an original will cannot be found, a grant…
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March 22, 2016—

Disentitling Conduct – Mind your manners

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
I am often asked by clients about "disentitling conduct" in the context of a claim for further provision from an estate by a child of…
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March 8, 2016—

Have you considered your digital assets in your estate plan?

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
I recently met with some clients to consider their estate plan. Since they last reviewed their estate plan they had accumulated significant digital assets (DA).…
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February 18, 2016—

Blyth v Wilken – Ending a De Facto Relationship May Change Your Will

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
I have previously blogged about when you should review your will and estate planning. One of the triggers to review your will and estate planning is…
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January 27, 2016—

Time limits for making a claim for further provision

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
I am often asked about the time limits of when a claim for further provision from an estate can be made. When considering a claim…
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December 17, 2015—

When should you review your will?

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
When preparing a will for a client, I am often asked, “When should I review my will again?” There are certain “triggers” that you can…
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December 8, 2015—

Who is a spouse or de facto partner of a deceased?

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
I have received a number of enquiries lately in relation to a partner of a deceased wanting to either apply for Letters of Administration on…
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December 1, 2015—

Probate or Letters of Administration – What should you be applying for?

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
Dealing with a loved one’s estate can be challenging, especially if you need to obtain a grant of representation. To assist those with questions in…
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November 27, 2015—

Protective Trusts: Protecting the vulnerable from themselves

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
What can you do when you want to leave something in your will to a loved one, but are concerned that they will not be…
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November 19, 2015—

A court-ordered will – why getting it right is crucial

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
Today, the court is empowered under section 21 of the Succession Act 1981 (Qld) to authorise a will to be made on behalf of a…
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October 22, 2015—

Executors versus beneficiaries – what are your rights?

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
Recently I’ve been contacted by a growing amount of people who are worried about the effectiveness and in some cases ulterior motives of a representative…
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