Can an administrator appointed by QCAT sign a BDBN?

Background Back in late 2018 the Queensland Supreme Court[1] had decided that: Provided the trust deed does not preclude it, an attorney under an enduring power of attorney is able to affirm an existing binding death benefit nomination (BDBN) made by a fund member. However, the ability for an attorney to sign a [...]

2022-04-20T21:59:20+10:00April 20th, 2022|

The challenges of blended families and use of mutual wills

Background Second marriages are commonplace these days. With that, frequently 2 partners will bring to the new relationship children that each had from their first relationship – whether the first relationship ended as a consequence of separation or death. From an estate planning perspective, there are a number of ways that a couple [...]

2022-04-20T21:55:43+10:00April 20th, 2022|
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