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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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December 11, 2013—

When is a Will a Will?

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
I recently read with interest a news article about a woman who tried to claim a share of her secret lover’s multimillion dollar estate. Her…
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December 3, 2013—

Competing Attorneys – What happens if I have two Enduring Powers of Attorney in place at the same time?

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
Recently I received an enquiry about what happens if a person appoints two Attorneys under two separate Enduring Powers of Attorney with the same terms,…
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November 28, 2013—

iWill – The latest development in informal Wills decisions

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
I was interested to read an article about a recent case where the Supreme Court in Brisbane ruled that a Will typed into a smartphone…
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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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