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Legal battle looming over the Bob Hawke estate
His daughter is preparing a legal challenge for a share of her father's estate, claiming inadequate family provision.
Australia
15 Aug 2019
2
Estate planning at tax time: a prime opportunity to ensure your assets are protected
Tax time: it's the time of the year to get your financial paperwork together and review all your assets and liabilities.
Australia
5 Aug 2019
3
Five things you need to know about challenging or contesting a will
To minimise distress and ensure a smooth process in contesting a will, it is important to ensure to claim correctly.
Australia
1 Aug 2019
4
I want a distribution! When can an executor be compelled to make an interim distribution?
In certain circumstances a beneficiary may request and compel an executor to make an early (interim) distribution.
Australia
30 Jul 2019
5
Asset rich and cash poor – What are the options for our ageing population?
The right option for an "asset rich and cash poor" ageing population depends upon personal circumstances and objectives.
Australia
25 Jul 2019
6
Stamp duty on transferring assets of a deceased estate
How does section 63 of the Duties Act 1997 (NSW) affect the distribution of assets to beneficiaries of a deceased estate?
Australia
25 Jul 2019
7
Death tax in Australia: A reminder from the UK in family provision claims
This case shows potential delays and increased costs of family provision claims if a death tax is introduced in Australia.
Australia
25 Jul 2019
8
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
9
Did his nephew deserve a share of the deceased estate? Which case won?
The court needed to determine if there were factors warranting an order for provision to be made in favour of the nephew.
Australia
10 Jul 2019
10
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
11
Wills & Estates FAQs - grants of probate or administration
A grant issued by the Supreme Court authorises the executor or administrator to manage the estate of a deceased person.
Australia
3 Jul 2019
12
Who can receive your superfund death benefits on your death?
Your superannuation may be a major asset of your estate, so you must direct how you wish it to be paid after your death.
Australia
3 Jul 2019
13
Contesting a will in the family provision context
Contesting a Will can be confronting, so consider these matters before deciding whether or not to contest the Will.
Australia
3 Jul 2019
14
Recently or about to be married? Have you updated your Will?
A contemplation of marriage clause in your will is necessary for intentions to continue to be valid after your marriage.
Australia
3 Jul 2019
15
Succession planning for the family trust - Helpful hints when dealing with the detail
This article highlights some of the 'details' that need to be considered to plan for the succession of the family trust.
Australia
2 Jul 2019
16
Inheritance and the benefits of DNA testing
Trustees should be aware of benefits of DNA testing to resolve inheritance disputes or estate administration problems.
Australia
14 Jun 2019
17
Burial or cremation – Who ultimately decides?
Very few people seem to have actually considered how they would like their remains to be disposed of after their death.
Australia
13 Jun 2019
18
Blended families – Estate matters
Issues of blended families, parents with children from a previous relationship or marriage, are common in estate matters.
Australia
1 Jun 2019
19
Aretha Franklin: Handwritten Will was found under couch cushions
In Australia, an informal Will may be accepted by the Courts as a valid document demonstrating testamentary intention.
Australia
26 May 2019
20
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
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