Legal News - December 2014

Estate dispute leads to successful family provision claim
Date: Dec 19, 2014

For partners of a deceased person, deciding whether or not to contest a will can be a difficult....

International relocation the focus of recent family law case
Date: Dec 19, 2014

The ongoing care of a child is a serious concern for separated couples, especially when one party wishes to....

Court rules against informal will
Date: Dec 17, 2014

Estate disputes can often result from informal wills, as discrepancies arise between the recognised document an individual prepares....

Special disability trust leads to legal action
Date: Dec 11, 2014

Seeking legal counsel is advisable whenever a person undertakes the estate planning process, but is especially important when it comes....

What to know about protected persons
Date: Dec 08, 2014

In some cases, individuals will be awarded additional protections under the law in the form of a guardianship. These protections can have specific....

What are the different types of estate dispute?
Date: Dec 08, 2014

When individuals consider contesting the will of a deceased relative, there are a number of different grounds that can be....

Estate dispute begins after insufficient distribution
Date: Dec 08, 2014

While many estate disputes begin because an individual has been left out of a will, there are other....

How does culture factor into an adoption order?
Date: Dec 03, 2014

Within family law, there is an overriding principal that every decision made by the courts regarding a child must be made in....

Overseas same-sex relationships recognised in NSW
Date: Dec 03, 2014

New South Wales has taken another step towards marriage equality, with the state now recognising same-sex marriages that have been....