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April 1, 2020—

COVID-19 – Your Key Estate Planning Documents

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
I just want you all to know that we are here to help and assist you in any way we can in these uncertain times. Even…
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March 4, 2020—

I want to see a deceased’s Will – can I request a copy?

Written by: Duncan MacDougall
Many people think that when someone dies there will be a formal “reading of the Will.” However, this is really a concept of the past. There…
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February 11, 2020—

The elephant in the room: costs in a family provision application

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
There is an obvious evil to a family provision application against an estate, that is, the costs that are incurred.   Whilst costs are treated differently…
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January 22, 2020—

Do I always need a grant of probate to administer a deceased’s estate?

Written by: Duncan MacDougall
Obtaining a grant of probate from the Supreme Court is one of the main tasks that an executor of an estate may have to undertake.…
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January 14, 2020—

Missing Will – How to obtain Probate

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
One of the most common enquiries I receive is in relation to a lost Will.  If an application for probate has to be made in…
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October 29, 2019—

Using Testamentary Trusts to your advantage

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
The saying goes that the first generation makes a fortune, the second generation spends it and the third generation blows it. There are many ways…
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October 16, 2019—

Gifting to a charity in your Will

Written by: Duncan MacDougall
Leaving a gift to a charity in your Will is a great way to provide support to organisations and causes you care about. As with…
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September 17, 2019—

Superannuation and Death Benefits – Not Always Tax Free

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
Superannuation is progressively becoming a major asset for most Australians. For some, navigating a death benefit claim, and the tax implications that flow from receiving…
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September 10, 2019—

Should young people have Wills?

Written by: Duncan MacDougall
One of the biggest estate planning myths is that only older people need Wills. While young people (over the age of 18) may not want to…
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