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November 5, 2020—

4 myths when it comes to your superannuation

Written by: Duncan MacDougall
Considering your superannuation is an important undertaking when looking at your estate planning. To avoid unintended consequences, it is crucial that you understand how your…
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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 28, 2020—

Blended families – Questions you should be asking

Written by: Duncan MacDougall
We regularly deal with clients whose life stories include divorce, separation and children from previous relationships. Estate planning for blended families can often pose significant…
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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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September 7, 2020—

Administering an estate during the COVID-19 pandemic

Written by: Duncan MacDougall
The death of a loved can be hard for everyone involved and the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic may add additional stress through this difficult time. There…
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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 9, 2020—

Does marriage, divorce or separation affect my Will?

Written by: Duncan MacDougall
Whether it is the start of a relationship or the end, it is important to understand the effect marriage, divorce or separation can have on…
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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 15, 2020—

7 common mistakes made by executors

Written by: Duncan MacDougall
An executor is a person who has been appointed in a Will to administer the will-maker’s estate and carry out the Will-maker’s wishes. They are…
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