Tag: will

Jun

27

Estate Planning

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ESTATE PLANNING Having a valid and up-to-date Will is a great way to ensure that your assets are dealt with in the way that you want when you die. However, it is not necessarily the end of the story. Estate planning will look at the whole of your estate and help you make the most […]

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Jun

27

Enduring Power of Attorney

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What is an Enduring Power of Attorney? An Enduring Power of Attorney is a document giving another person the power to make personal and financial decisions on your behalf. An Enduring Power of Attorney continues if you lose the capacity to make the decisions yourself. To grant an Enduring Power of Attorney a specific form […]

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Jun

27

Duties of an Executor of Will

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When a person dies there is the obvious trauma and grieving that will follow such a difficult experience. If the deceased has left a Will an executor will be appointed to be the deceased’s personal representative in administering the deceased’s estate. Traditionally the executor’s duties are summarized as follows: to reduce the estate of the […]

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Jun

27

Disputing Estates

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DISPUTING ESTATES Our property is ours to do with what we wish when we die.  Or is it?  While Queensland law recognises an individual’s right to testamentary freedom, there are some constraints that prevent this freedom from operating in a completely unrestricted manner.  Indeed, estates are often challenged for a variety of reasons.  There may […]

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