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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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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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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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