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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 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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July 3, 2013—

Mum’s contesting the Will, what should I do?

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
In many relationships, partners appoint each other as executors in their respective Wills. However, if one of those partners dies and the surviving partner is…
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June 11, 2013—

The top six reasons why you should not use a Will Kit – Part Two

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
In an earlier blog, The Top Six Reasons why you should not use a Will Kit - Part One, I explained the first 3 reasons…
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May 29, 2013—

The top six reasons why you should not use a Will Kit – Part One

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
I often receive enquiries from individuals wanting to make a Will for the first time. They are often surprised to hear that making a valid…
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May 15, 2013—

Obtaining a Grant of Probate in Queensland

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
Obtaining a Grant of Probate can be a complicated process if you do not know the process, what to look for and how to correctly…
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