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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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June 10, 2014—

Lemon v Lemon & Anor [2014] QSC 123: A new precedent for admitting a copy of a Will to Probate

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
I have previously written about what can be done if only a copy of a Will can be located. A new decision has been handed…
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June 10, 2014—

In what circumstances will a Court refuse to re-seal a grant of Letters of Administration from another state?

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
I was interested to read a recent decision of the Supreme Court of South Australia in which the Court refused to re-seal a grant of…
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May 27, 2014—

What happens when an Administrator of an Estate is also a superannuation fund beneficiary? Is there a conflict of interest?

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
I was interested to read a decision handed down on 16 May 2014 by the Supreme Court which has provided guidance on situations where the…
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May 21, 2014—

Distributing a Deceased Estate

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
I am regularly contacted by clients facing pressure from relatives and beneficiaries of a deceased Estate to distribute the assets of the Estate as soon…
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May 5, 2014—

Living forever through your Estate plan – virtual legacy

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
I have written before about who receives your password if you pass away, but I have recently read about new services that are available which…
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April 9, 2014—

Deceased Estate Debts

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
I am often asked by clients acting as Executors or Administrators of a deceased Estate how to manage and pay the debts of a deceased…
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April 3, 2014—

What changes can be made to distributions in a Will after the Will maker has passed away?

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
I often have Executors asking me what changes can be made to the distributions to beneficiaries in a Will when they are completing the administration…
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March 25, 2014—

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Will – What conditions can be placed on bequests?

Written by: Chloe Kopilovic
I have been reading about the administration of the Estate of Philip Seymour Hoffman, who tragically passed away recently. His Will made a number of…
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