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April 30, 2024—

Enduring Powers of Attorney – who, what, when, why and how?

Written by: Duncan MacDougall
Many people assume getting a Will in place is the only aspect to consider when getting their estate planning affairs in order. However, do you…
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October 3, 2023—

6 steps to consider before selling or transferring an estate property

Written by: Duncan MacDougall
If you are an executor or administrator handling a deceased person’s estate, there will usually be a home or other investment property to distribute as…
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August 2, 2023—

Frequently asked questions about probate in Queensland

Written by: Duncan MacDougall
When someone passes away, often a key term that arises, is probate. However, many people do not understand what it is and why it might…
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June 5, 2023—

What happens if an executor loses capacity?

Written by: Duncan MacDougall
An executor is a person appointed under a Will to administer a deceased’s estate in the best interests of the beneficiaries. However, in some situations, the…
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April 20, 2023—

10 steps to consider when making a Family Provision Application in Queensland

Written by: Duncan MacDougall
A ‘family provision application (FPA)’ is an application to the Court made by certain eligible person/s who have not been adequately provided for in a…
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April 13, 2023—

Gifting to Charities in your Will

Written by: Veronica Powell
It is not uncommon for people to give a gift or even a percentage of their estate in their Will to a charity or charities.…
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April 3, 2023—

Administering an estate: superannuation death benefit tax

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
When I’m considering a client’s estate planning, it’s not just about considering their Will. It’s necessary to take a holistic approach, and it’s critical that…
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March 31, 2023—

Who is allowed copies of a Will?

Written by: Veronica Powell
There is this long held belief by many that when someone dies there is to be a ‘reading of the Will’. However, in real terms,…
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March 7, 2023—

Who could make a claim on my estate?

Written by: Veronica Powell
What is a claim? Generally, a ‘claim’ in an estate refers to what is called a ‘family provision application’. This is an application to the…
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