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2022
03
Aug

Individuals signing deeds electronically – in which states?

By: Sabrina Austin

During the peak of COVID, most states and territories implemented temporary legislation allowing individuals to sign documents electronically. Since the…

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2021
01
Nov

Is it better to bestow gifts while you’re alive or in your Will?

By: Cath Champion

We often are asked about making gifts during your lifetime (called inter vivos gifts[1]) or whether to deal with them…

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19
Mar

An enduring power of attorney (EPOA) and what it means to you

By: Cath Champion

Why have an EPOA An EPOA allows you (the Principal) to appoint person/s (the Attorney/s) to make decisions about personal…

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2020
08
Apr

Non-contact estate planning during COVID-19

By: Cath Champion

In these uncertain times, more and more people are starting to think about drawing up a Will. But what does…

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2019
06
Sep

Commissioner’s discretion to extend the two year period to disregard capital gains tax in relation to the disposal of dwellings acquired from a deceased estate

By: Cath Champion

This article explores the implications of the Australian Taxation Office’s Practical Compliance Guidelines PCG 2019/5 (Guidelines) which establishes guidelines for…

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2018
13
Dec

The role of the Enduring Power of Attorney in relation to binding death benefit nominations

By: Cath Champion

This article explores the role of the enduring power of attorney to effectively make a binding death benefit nomination after…

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