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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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July 10, 2014—

What will happen if I don’t provide for my children in my Will?

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
I often find that when a client wishes to leave their child or children out of their Will, it is because there has been a…
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June 24, 2014—

In the Matter of David Wayne Swan [2014] SASC 65 – A cautionary tale of a charitable trust

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
I am often approached by clients who would like to leave gifts to charities in their Will. I was interested to read a recent decision…
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June 18, 2014—

Can a beneficiary be forced to forfeit their rights under a Will?

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
I was interested to read a recent decision of the Supreme Court of Queensland concerning a man, Mr N, who was found guilty of assisting…
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June 10, 2014—

Lemon v Lemon & Anor [2014] QSC 123: A new precedent for admitting a copy of a Will to Probate

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
I have previously written about what can be done if only a copy of a Will can be located. A new decision has been handed…
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June 10, 2014—

In what circumstances will a Court refuse to re-seal a grant of Letters of Administration from another state?

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
I was interested to read a recent decision of the Supreme Court of South Australia in which the Court refused to re-seal a grant of…
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May 27, 2014—

What happens when an Administrator of an Estate is also a superannuation fund beneficiary? Is there a conflict of interest?

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
I was interested to read a decision handed down on 16 May 2014 by the Supreme Court which has provided guidance on situations where the…
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May 21, 2014—

Distributing a Deceased Estate

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
I am regularly contacted by clients facing pressure from relatives and beneficiaries of a deceased Estate to distribute the assets of the Estate as soon…
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May 5, 2014—

Living forever through your Estate plan – virtual legacy

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
I have written before about who receives your password if you pass away, but I have recently read about new services that are available which…
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