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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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November 14, 2013—

Victim of abuse of an Enduring Power of Attorney? What to do, who to tell and who can help

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
I have previously addressed what an Enduring Power of Attorney is and the duties of an Attorney. Now that you know who they are and…
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November 6, 2013—

Protecting your wishes – Common cases where Wills have been contested

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
Throughout my years as a Wills and Estates lawyer, the most common misconception I have noticed among clients a belief that their Will is bulletproof.…
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October 29, 2013—

The top four reasons why you should not use a DIY estate administration kit – Part 1

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
I have noticed that there are now “DIY Probate” and “DIY Letters of Administration” kits available on the internet (for a fee), which claim to…
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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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