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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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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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January 18, 2017—

Testamentary Trusts – A Double Edged Sword

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
A lot of clients look at me with confusion when I suggest a testamentary trust for them. I immediately receive questions like: What is it?…
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October 21, 2016—

Having an estate plan is more than just having a will

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
There seems to be a common misconception that having an estate plan is for wealthy people. Wrong. Having an estate plan is for everyone. It…
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September 15, 2016—

Who is a child, and can they make a claim against your estate?

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
In Queensland, for the purposes of making an application for further provision from an estate, a child is eligible. However, the definition of ‘child’ is…
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