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Balancing costs and claims in family provision applications
Where a family provision claim is made on a small or moderate estate, it can be difficult to justify costs of litigation.
Australia
10 Jul 2019
2
Voluntary assisted dying laws commence in Victoria
Victoria has become the first state in Australia to lawfully allow terminally ill people to voluntarily end their lives.
Australia
7 Jul 2019
3
Use it or lose it; a recent case on the law of adverse possession
The case highlights how property can be lost to a claim of adverse possession if it was over-looked in a deceased estate.
Australia
24 May 2019
4
The problem with informal wills
Two cases highlight the dangers of failing to sign a will and then seeking probate of informal testamentary documents.
Australia
16 May 2019
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A Will with no ben­e­fi­cia­ries? An expen­sive mistake
Consulting a lawyer might seem expensive to some, but a defective Will, however, can prove even more costly.
Australia
13 Apr 2019
6
Murder and inheritance - the $40 bottle of wine story
This article examines the forfeiture rule (no benefits from murder), as applied to inheritance from a deceased estate.
Australia
11 Mar 2019
7
Death and family law property proceedings
What hap­pens if family law property pro­ceed­ings have com­menced and then a par­ty to the pro­ceed­ings dies?
Australia
13 Dec 2018
8
Use it or lose it: a recent case on the law of adverse possession
The case highlighted how land could be lost to adverse possession if it is overlooked by executors of a deceased estate.
Australia
19 Nov 2018
9
Why your businesss needs a company power of attorney - five things to know
A company power of attorney authorises a person/s to act on behalf of a company and sign certain documents on its behalf.
Australia
1 Mar 2018
10
Unusual wills and where to find them: What makes a valid will in NSW?
Before getting creative with your will, these are five considerations about what does and does not make a valid will.
Australia
2 Nov 2017
11
What happens when the sole director and shareholder of a company dies?
Small companies or family business must ensure estate planning can cope with death of a sole director and shareholder.
Australia
17 Aug 2017
12
Where there is no will, there still is a way: 5 things about intestacy in NSW
The NSW rules of intestacy distribute the estate strictly in accordance with specific rules in the Succession Act 2006.
Australia
15 May 2017
13
5 ways your step-child could claim on your estate
Step-children may be able to make a claim if they are able to prove their eligibility and inadequate provision for them.
Australia
10 Apr 2017
14
5 reasons why you might need testamentary trusts in your will
A testamentary trust is a trust that is created under a will and comes into effect after you die for estate planning.
Australia
9 Mar 2017
15
We can't build valid wills on suspicious minds
A testator's second will – 10 days before death and disinheriting family members – was made in suspicious circumstances.
Australia
15 Dec 2016
16
Who needs a statutory will?
This article outlines the types of people who might need a statutory will, including the issue of testamentary capacity.
Australia
5 May 2016
17
Where there's a will there's a relative! Claims against deceased estates
This article discusses the nature of family provision claims and measures you can take to protect your estate from one.
Australia
2 Dec 2015
18
Can you record a will on a dvd?
Despite the novelty of the Chan case, the Court advised against resorting to video wills and recommended a formal will.
Australia
23 Sep 2015
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A statutory will can stop a murderer but can it stop your creditors and the tax man?
A statutory will can create testamentary trusts for the tax and asset protection benefits they provide to beneficiaries.
Australia
22 Jul 2015
20
My child is off the rails - can my will protect my children?
A carefully considered estate plan is essential to protect your assets and to protect the best interests of your child.
Australia
24 Jun 2015
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