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December 15, 2020—

Enduring Power of Attorney & Advance Health Directive forms – what’s new?

Written by: Duncan MacDougall
Changes to Queensland’s guardianship laws took effect on 30 November 2020. As part of those changes, new Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) and Advance Health Directive…
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June 15, 2020—

7 common mistakes made by executors

Written by: Duncan MacDougall
An executor is a person who has been appointed in a Will to administer the will-maker’s estate and carry out the Will-maker’s wishes. They are…
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June 1, 2020—

What is the role of an executor, and who should you pick?

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
Whilst being named someone’s executor can be viewed as an honour and a privilege, the role comes with significant responsibility. As an advisor, I generally…
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April 24, 2020—

Important: Practice Direction issued by the Supreme Court for certain Wills during COVID-19

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
There is no doubt that in the wake of COVID-19 many people are taking the opportunity to get their affairs in order. We have seen…
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April 23, 2020—

Risks with home-made Wills and Will kits

Written by: Duncan MacDougall
Many people think that making a Will is a simple exercise and that it is something that you can do for yourself. With the availability…
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April 1, 2020—

COVID-19 – Your Key Estate Planning Documents

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
I just want you all to know that we are here to help and assist you in any way we can in these uncertain times. Even…
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March 4, 2020—

I want to see a deceased’s Will – can I request a copy?

Written by: Duncan MacDougall
Many people think that when someone dies there will be a formal “reading of the Will.” However, this is really a concept of the past. There…
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February 11, 2020—

The elephant in the room: costs in a family provision application

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
There is an obvious evil to a family provision application against an estate, that is, the costs that are incurred.   Whilst costs are treated differently…
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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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