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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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September 17, 2019—

Superannuation and Death Benefits – Not Always Tax Free

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
Superannuation is progressively becoming a major asset for most Australians. For some, navigating a death benefit claim, and the tax implications that flow from receiving…
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September 10, 2019—

Should young people have Wills?

Written by: Duncan MacDougall
One of the biggest estate planning myths is that only older people need Wills. While young people (over the age of 18) may not want to…
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August 21, 2019—

Why a Will is crucial for a Sole Director and Shareholder

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
Do you operate a small business in the form of a sole director/shareholder company? Are you responsible for the overall operation of the company, including…
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July 22, 2019—

Tenants in Common vs Joint Tenancy

Written by: Duncan MacDougall
Understanding the difference between joint tenants and tenants in common is important if you are looking at your estate planning. If a Willmaker understands the…
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July 18, 2019—

Family Provision Applications – Not a Fleeting Process

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
There’s no doubt that being left out of a Will, no matter how big or small the estate is, can result in high emotions. Recently,…
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June 24, 2019—

What are digital assets?

Written by: Duncan MacDougall
Digital assets include your online accounts, electronic banking information, hard storage devices, smartphones, online subscriptions/memberships, social networking accounts etc., that contain data, which can be personal or…
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June 7, 2019—

Probate caveats – Should you be filing a probate caveat?

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
A probate caveat is a document that can be filed in the Court, which indicates there may be a challenge to the validity of the…
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May 23, 2019—

An Enduring Power of Attorney – Just as Important as your Will

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
Without a doubt, having an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) is just as important as having a Will. It is not uncommon for us to…
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