Legal News - October 2014

Family provision claim fails in recent estate dispute
Date: Oct 30, 2014

A recent legal case has illustrated the issues that arise following an estate dispute, with the recipient of a family....

Why include a testamentary trust in your estate planning?
Date: Oct 29, 2014

Undertaking estate planning can be a difficult process for individuals, especially when you consider the range of....

How is a child custody arrangement affected by moving?
Date: Oct 29, 2014

In many child custody arrangements, the courts will create a parenting order that dictates the ongoing conditions for the....

What goes into a parenting order?
Date: Oct 29, 2014

A parenting order is an important part of many child custody arrangements and of family law in general.

However,....

What to know about executing a will
Date: Oct 29, 2014

When it comes to estate planning, one of the most important aspects to consider is who will act as the....

How can intestacy occur?
Date: Oct 22, 2014

Intestacy - when a person dies without a will in place - can create a lot of problems for relatives....

Trustee responsibility a feature in recent estate dispute
Date: Oct 21, 2014

An estate dispute has illustrated the responsibilities that trustees and executors need to bear in mind when....

Divorce financial settlements facing new costs
Date: Oct 17, 2014

One of the most taxing parts of going through a divorce is dividing up jointly held assets between the two partners. Not....

Court upholds age restrictions in a will
Date: Oct 15, 2014

Anyone who makes a will has the ability to impose conditions on the distribution of the will, provided these do not....

Impact of divorce highlighted in recent estate dispute
Date: Oct 13, 2014

Divorce can often lead to an estate dispute, as even former relationships can take their toll on the distribution....

What you need to know about a notional estate
Date: Oct 10, 2014

These days, estate planning is becoming increasingly difficult, thanks to the wide variety of assets that individuals now hold, including....

What to know about spousal maintenance
Date: Oct 08, 2014

One of the most important aspects of family law are the responsibilities that parties have towards one another when they enter....

Can you contest a will as a de facto spouse?
Date: Oct 03, 2014

These days, the way families are constructed has changed considerably, with subsequent impact on the way that wills and estates....

3 groups who can contest a will in NSW
Date: Oct 01, 2014

If you are engaging in estate planning, or thinking about contesting a will, there are some things....