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Informal wills in New South Wales
This case is an interesting example of the Court's willingness to recognise an informal will in unique circumstances.
Australia
7 Oct 2019
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As a beneficiary, are you almost out of time selling the family home of the deceased within two years of the date of death?
PCG 2019/5 provides a "safe harbour" compliance approach, if circumstances comply with the conditions listed in the PCG.
Australia
7 Oct 2019
3
The battle over the estate of Bob Hawke
Bob Hawke's estate will now come before the Court, as his daughter Rosslyn prepares to take action to dispute his will.
Australia
4 Oct 2019
4
Who gets the superannuation on death?
An individual can manage the future distribution of their super fund balance by nominating beneficiaries in the fund.
Australia
3 Oct 2019
5
Wills & estates newsletter
Article explains court authorised wills & when to apply for a court authorised will and testatmentary capacity.
Australia
18 Sep 2019
6
Stamp duty on transferring assets
Article describes how section 63 of the Duties Act 1997 (NSW) affects distribution of assets from an estate?
Australia
18 Sep 2019
7
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
8
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
9
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
10
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
11
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
12
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
13
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
14
Wills & Estates FAQs
This article explains two FAQs about wills and superannuation benefits in an estate.
Australia
20 May 2019
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A warning for executors: Financial impacts of delays in the sale or transfer of the family home
Executors should be mindful of the potential implications of CGT and land tax where the estate includes the family home.
Australia
20 May 2019
16
What happens if you find a will on the iPhone of a deceased?
You can seek a Court order to dispense with formal requirements for a will and admit the "informal document" to probate.
Australia
20 May 2019
17
Statutory wills: Making a will for a person who lacks capacity
Statutory will provisions give effect to the testamentary intentions of an incapacitated person, as defined by a court.
Australia
11 Jul 2018
18
Powers of attorney in Victoria
Powers of attorney are important in ensuring that you can be in control of your financial, legal, and personal affairs.
Australia
6 Jun 2018
19
Victorian Court grants letters of administration to de facto spouse, in preference to nephew
After considering all of the evidence, His Honour granted new letters of administration to Rada, the de facto spouse.
Australia
28 Oct 2017
20
Family provision claims in NSW – An overview
A family provision claim is where a party applies to the court for a portion or a larger portion of a deceased's estate.
Australia
21 Oct 2017
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