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Farm succession planning – striking a balance

The diversity of a family farming enterprise amidst the dynamics of the family unit can raise challenging and complex issues. The topic of succession planning is often highly emotive. The respective contributions from individuals to the farming enterprise are likely...

Accessing digital assets – estate planning essentials

The untimely death (or purported death) of Gerald Cotton, former Chief Executive Officer of Canadian cryptocurrency exchange company, Quadriga CX, emphasises the importance of planning your electronic after-life. Mr Cotton’s ‘death’ in India at the age of...

Defending a claim against a deceased’s estate

An executor is the person appointed under a Will to oversee administration of the estate of a deceased person. An administrator plays a similar role however is appointed by the Court when a person dies intestate (without a Will) or the appointed executors under the...

Wills for blended families

Making a Will is important, particularly if you are part of a blended family. A blended family is a family in which one or both partners have a child or children from a previous relationship. Careful estate planning now should ensure that all of your intended...

Can your ex de facto inherit under your Will?

The Succession Act 1981 (Qld) (the Act) deals with the making, alteration and interpretation of Wills, the rules of intestacy and family provision claims in Queensland. Unless a contrary intention is stated, once a person is divorced, the provisions of his or her Will...

FAQ on Estate Planning

When commencing a business venture, it is necessary to consider the most appropriate type of business structure to put in place. Different business structures have different benefits and disadvantages. This article looks at companies – how to set one up and the...