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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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February 22, 2023—

Estate planning and dispute considerations for the LGBTIQA+ community

Written by: Duncan MacDougall
Taking place from 17 February to 5 March 2023, this year Sydney is the host city for WorldPride and will celebrate Australia's diverse LGBTIQA+ community. ‘LGBTIQA+’…
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November 21, 2022—

Update your estate plan before you lose capacity

Written by: Duncan MacDougall
The question of mental capacity is an important consideration when someone is making or updating their Will or Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA). We often…
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August 25, 2022—

How to deal with shares of a deceased person

Written by: Duncan MacDougall
One of tasks of an executor during the course of administrating someone’s estate, is identifying and keeping a record of all the deceased’s assets and liabilities.…
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June 15, 2022—

Considering the risk of elder abuse in your estate plan

Written by: Duncan MacDougall
On 15 June each year, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) highlights one of the worst manifestations of ageism and inequality in our society –…
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May 23, 2022—

Death Benefit Tax – Will it apply to your beneficiaries or estate?

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
When we meet with clients to review their estate and succession plan, we always ask the client to provide us with a summary of the…
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April 7, 2022—

Can a step-child contest their step-parent’s Will?

Written by: Duncan MacDougall
We sometimes see issues arise in blended families, where someone chooses to leave the entire or majority of their estate to their new spouse or…
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March 1, 2022—

Why it’s critical to ensure you know where your original Will is

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
After someone passes, generally the first thing loved ones do is search for the Will. If you can’t locate the original Will, it is not…
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February 2, 2022—

Former de facto partners – impacts on your Will

Written by: Duncan MacDougall
Many people assume that just because you are not married to your partner, there are no impacts to your Will, should you separate in the…
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