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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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April 7, 2022—

Can a step-child contest their step-parent’s Will?

Written by: Duncan MacDougall
We sometimes see issues arise in blended families, where someone chooses to leave the entire or majority of their estate to their new spouse or…
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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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February 2, 2022—

Former de facto partners – impacts on your Will

Written by: Duncan MacDougall
Many people assume that just because you are not married to your partner, there are no impacts to your Will, should you separate in the…
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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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October 20, 2021—

Letters of Administration on Intestacy – Order of Priority

Written by: Duncan MacDougall
We often receive enquires from people asking if they are entitled to take control of a deceased’s estate when the deceased did not leave a…
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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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August 11, 2021—

Delays in administrating an estate – what’s the hold up?

Written by: Duncan MacDougall
We often receive enquiries from beneficiaries of estates, questioning the time it is taking for an executor to attend to distribution. Beneficiaries may be eager…
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June 28, 2021—

Attorney conflict transactions

Written by: Duncan MacDougall
In Queensland, an Enduring Power of Attorney allows you to appoint someone you trust (your attorney) the power to make decisions about personal (including health) matters and/or financial matters for…
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