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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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February 13, 2019—

Superannuation and your Will – What you need to know

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
Superannuation is one of the most important investment strategies for many of us, and in some cases, it is the only means of financial support…
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June 21, 2018—

Your Will – what should you be telling your solicitor?

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
I recently met with a client, to receive her instructions to draft her Will and Enduring Powers of Attorney. I noticed early on in our…
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June 15, 2018—

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
June 15 marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – a day for us to remind ourselves and one another that elder abuse is becoming a…
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March 15, 2018—

A Will here and a Will there – international assets in your estate plan

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
It still surprises me that clients seem to forget to mention “their bank account in the US” or “their parent’s house they inherited in the…
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March 7, 2018—

Does your Will deal with your cryptocurrency?

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
There is no doubt that a lot of people have jumped on the “get rich quick” band wagon when it comes to the likes of…
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October 17, 2017—

Re Nichol – draft text message considered a Will

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
The judgment handed down last week by the Supreme Court of Queensland in Re Nichol is a profound reminder of the importance of ensuring your…
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August 4, 2017—

To Will or Not to Will

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
According to Benjamin Franklin, “In this world nothing can be certain, except death and taxes”. As we all know, there is certainty in the paying…
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April 26, 2017—

Back to basics – making sure your Will is signed correctly

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
I prepare Wills on a weekly basis. Once a client’s Will is finalised, I will forward it to them along with signing instructions, should the…
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