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What happens to an unsigned will in Queensland upon the will-maker's death?
The Supreme Court has confirmed that, in most cases, an unsigned will upon the will-maker's death would be invalid.
Australia
9 May 2016
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Playing favourites: disputing the distribution of an estate
The Court must look to the conduct of an adult child and to competing claims other beneficiaries may have on the estate.
Australia
8 Apr 2016
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A salient reminder to Will makers to ensure that they adequately consider the special needs of beneficiaries - 5 February 2016
Any special needs of beneficiaries, from a disability or otherwise, should be adequately considered and provided for.
Australia
9 Feb 2016
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Planning for incapacity: who controls the family trust? - 19 November 2015
A comprehensive estate plan should determine who replaces you as controller of your family trust if you lose capacity.
Australia
23 Nov 2015
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10 Reasons you MUST have a Will - 27 October 2015
If you don't have a valid, up to date Will you are overlooking an important opportunity to plan for your family's future.
Australia
29 Oct 2015
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A warning for separated couples to make or update your will
An unfortunate story with an even more unfortunate outcome was recently reported in the media.
Australia
22 Mar 2015
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A recent Qld decision provides some much needed clarity on conflicts of interest in will administration
A conflict of interest arises when a legal personal representative is also the sole beneficiary under a non-binding DBN.
Australia
29 May 2014
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Smart phone wills: a first (and maybe a last) for Queensland
A recent Queensland decision appeared to herald a new medium for testamentary dispositions.
Australia
17 Dec 2013
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Business Succession Factsheet: Asset protection post mortem: Managing the risk of claims against your estate
This factsheet dispels some myths of a will challenge and explains how the risk of estate litigation should be managed.
Australia
9 Sep 2012
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Registering relationships to affect Queenslanders' estate planning - 10 Jul 2012
The uncertainty surrounding civil partnerships in Queensland has been removed.
Australia
 
13 Jul 2012
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