Deceased Estates Inheritance News
INHERITANCE: WHAT IF I’M TOO LATE TO CLAIM? -By Vanessa Ho– If you’re disputing a will or making an inheritance claim against a deceased estate, it’s important to act quickly. This was emphasised in a recent case in which a man decided to make a claim against his deceased father’s estate. He thought he’d done the…Read More
DIY WILLS: ARE THEY REALLY CHEAPER AND EASIER? – By Elizabeth Burke – Will kits, do-it-yourself wills, home-made wills. Whatever you call them, they’re often a topic of controversy. Why? Because if they’re not made and executed correctly, a huge amount of time and money may be required to sort things out after you’ve shuffled…Read More
CONTESTING A WILL: ARE THE LAWS FAIR? – By Michelle Crichton – Have you ever contested a will? If you have, you’ll know that it can be a stressful exercise and sometimes the outcome may not be what you were hoping for. SALRI enquiry When a person makes a will, there is a basic principle…Read More
WHAT CAN YOU DO IF AN EXECUTOR ISN’T DOING THEIR JOB? – PART II – By Elizabeth Burke – In the first instalment of our series on duties of executors, we looked at the circumstances in which a single executor of a deceased estate could be removed. In this article, we discuss a case that…Read More
CONTESTING A WILL: WHAT IS ADEQUATE PROVISION? When a man disinherited three of his children but left $1.6 million to charity, his children took legal action against his estate. This case raised a question about what is “adequate provision” and whether strained family relationships can disentitle children from an inheritance. The facts The man was…Read More
CAN YOU RELY ON A PHOTOCOPY OF A WILL? THE DANGERS OF A WILL KIT Many people go to a lot of trouble to prepare their legal will, but then don’t think about the difficulty that might arise in trying to locate the document after their death. In a recent case the Supreme Court had…Read More
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