Legal News - August 2015

5 celebrities who died intestate
Date: Aug 31, 2015

People who pass away without writing a will are deemed to have died intestate. This....

What legal considerations arise in the horse racing industry?
Date: Aug 31, 2015

The horse racing sector is an important one right across Australia, with the country well....

What happens to my Facebook profile when I die?
Date: Aug 31, 2015

Estate planning can make provisions for almost all of your assets and memorial....

How to decide who should have power of attorney
Date: Aug 31, 2015

One of the most important decisions you'll have to make in

New study finds young Australians less likely to have a will
Date: Aug 31, 2015

A recent survey published by four universities in Australia on wills and estate....

What are the options for changing a will in NSW?
Date: Aug 28, 2015

Writing a will is one of the most important steps in the estate planning process,....

Children 'can develop behavioural problems' after parents divorce
Date: Aug 25, 2015

A marriage breakup is a difficult time for everyone involved, but children often find the....

How can estrangement affect a family provision claim?
Date: Aug 19, 2015

People who feel they have been inadequately provided for in someone's will can file a....

Understanding separation and divorce
Date: Aug 18, 2015

The breakdown of a marriage is a distressing time for parties involved. Unfortunately, separation and....

Pension and property complicate divorce proceedings
Date: Aug 17, 2015

Among the most important steps for the parties going through the divorce process is to....

How does a parenting order affect the relevant parties?
Date: Aug 13, 2015

Seeking parenting orders from the Court is often an unavoidable step for parties who are....

What are the options for splitting superannuation?
Date: Aug 12, 2015

Choosing to split superannuation is one of the decisions parties have to make  when dividing....

4 common reasons for challenging a will
Date: Aug 11, 2015

Wills are designed to make the process of distributing the deceased's assets to beneficiaries as....

Disputing a will through a family provision claim
Date: Aug 10, 2015

Emotions often run high when a loved one passes away. For friends and relatives, the....

How are people made aware of a will?
Date: Aug 06, 2015

In some situations, those with grounds to contest a will may not be in direct....