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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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October 22, 2013—

Advance Health Directive – Why, When and How?

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
I recently read a blog article by a Canadian lawyer which summarised and discussed a recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada. In that…
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October 9, 2013—

What do I do if I only have a copy of a Will?

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
Recently, I read about an application which was made to the Court to allow a copy of a Will to be used to obtain a…
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October 2, 2013—

Dismissing a Family Provision Claim

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
I recently had the opportunity to review submissions made to a Court by an Executor wishing to have a Family Provision Claim dismissed. The basis…
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September 23, 2013—

Duties of an Attorney

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
In part one of my series on abuse of Enduring Powers of Attorney I addressed what an Enduring Power of Attorney is, and how to…
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September 16, 2013—

Legal costs when disputing a Will – don’t be fooled!

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
I read with interest the recent decision of DW v RW. Background The background to the matter is below: 1. DW made a family provision…
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September 10, 2013—

Grants of Representation

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
I read with interest an article about a prominent politician being granted probate on the estate of her former partner, against the wishes of his…
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September 5, 2013—

Abuse of Enduring Powers of Attorney

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
I read an article recently about the Human Rights Commission issuing a new guide on how retirees can protect themselves against fraud. According to the…
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July 12, 2013—

Challenging a Will based on capacity

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
With an increasing age expectancy in our population and the problems which arise as a result of age (such as dementia), it is becoming more…
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