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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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January 22, 2020—

Do I always need a grant of probate to administer a deceased’s estate?

Written by: Duncan MacDougall
Obtaining a grant of probate from the Supreme Court is one of the main tasks that an executor of an estate may have to undertake.…
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January 14, 2020—

Missing Will – How to obtain Probate

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
One of the most common enquiries I receive is in relation to a lost Will.  If an application for probate has to be made in…
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October 29, 2019—

Using Testamentary Trusts to your advantage

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
The saying goes that the first generation makes a fortune, the second generation spends it and the third generation blows it. There are many ways…
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October 16, 2019—

Gifting to a charity in your Will

Written by: Duncan MacDougall
Leaving a gift to a charity in your Will is a great way to provide support to organisations and causes you care about. As with…
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September 17, 2019—

Superannuation and Death Benefits – Not Always Tax Free

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
Superannuation is progressively becoming a major asset for most Australians. For some, navigating a death benefit claim, and the tax implications that flow from receiving…
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September 10, 2019—

Should young people have Wills?

Written by: Duncan MacDougall
One of the biggest estate planning myths is that only older people need Wills. While young people (over the age of 18) may not want to…
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August 21, 2019—

Why a Will is crucial for a Sole Director and Shareholder

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
Do you operate a small business in the form of a sole director/shareholder company? Are you responsible for the overall operation of the company, including…
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July 22, 2019—

Tenants in Common vs Joint Tenancy

Written by: Duncan MacDougall
Understanding the difference between joint tenants and tenants in common is important if you are looking at your estate planning. If a Willmaker understands the…
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