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Swaab
The case highlights how property can be lost to a claim of adverse possession if it was over-looked in a deceased estate.
Bartier Perry
Recent case highlights power of court to dispense with important legal requirements for Wills to be properly signed and witnessed.
Stacks Law Firm
An appointment to sign a later will was not of itself evidence of an intention to adopt this will without any amendments.
Carroll & O'Dea
This article explains two FAQs about wills and superannuation benefits in an estate.
Carroll & O'Dea
Executors should be mindful of the potential implications of CGT and land tax where the estate includes the family home.
Carroll & O'Dea
You can seek a Court order to dispense with formal requirements for a will and admit the "informal document" to probate.
Cooper Grace Ward
Unless special arrangements are added for the children, the survivor is free to alter their Will after their spouse dies.
Bartier Perry
This article highlights preliminary issues to be considered before developing a succession plan for your family trust.
Kells
If the eligibility criteria can be met, the applicant must also show a lack of adequate and proper provision in the will.
Swaab
Two cases highlight the dangers of failing to sign a will and then seeking probate of informal testamentary documents.
Bartier Perry
Article discusses s58(2) which permits extensions of time to make family provision claims if all parties consent.
Cooper Grace Ward
There was a conflict between the roles of administrator of her late husband's estate and claimant of his death benefit.
Bartier Perry
Access to Court files will be granted to a non-party if a registrar is satisfied that ‘exceptional circumstances' exist.
Swaab
Consulting a lawyer might seem expensive to some, but a defective Will, however, can prove even more costly.
Colin Biggers & Paisley
The period between separation and finalising a divorce and property settlement risks intestacy if there is no Will.
Kott Gunning
Planning for incapacity requires: Enduring Power of Attorney; Enduring Power of Guardianship; and Advance Health Directive.
Mellor Olsson Lawyers
Your Will sets out your wishes and directions in relation to the management and distribution of your assets when you die.
Cooper Grace Ward
Link to presentation about trusts, companies and how they relate to family law.
Coleman Greig Lawyers
As important as having a will, you should ensure that your Will is always current with your individual circumstances.
Swaab
This article examines the forfeiture rule (no benefits from murder), as applied to inheritance from a deceased estate.
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Di Rosa Lawyers
The most common breach of the executor's fiduciary duty is delaying in obtaining probate or administering the estate.
Cooper Grace Ward
There was a conflict between the roles of administrator of her late husband's estate and claimant of his death benefit.
Bartier Perry
Article discusses s58(2) which permits extensions of time to make family provision claims if all parties consent.
Stacks Law Firm
An appointment to sign a later will was not of itself evidence of an intention to adopt this will without any amendments.
Kells
If the eligibility criteria can be met, the applicant must also show a lack of adequate and proper provision in the will.
Bartier Perry
This article highlights preliminary issues to be considered before developing a succession plan for your family trust.
Swaab
Consulting a lawyer might seem expensive to some, but a defective Will, however, can prove even more costly.
Swaab
The case highlighted how land could be lost to adverse possession if it is overlooked by executors of a deceased estate.
Swaab
Two cases highlight the dangers of failing to sign a will and then seeking probate of informal testamentary documents.
Colin Biggers & Paisley
The period between separation and finalising a divorce and property settlement risks intestacy if there is no Will.
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