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COVID-19 – NEW WILL SIGNING WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING

With this Pandemic upon us, new challenges have arisen  for making your Wills. The Government has now published new Regulations under the Electronic Transactions Laws to facilitate signing through a…

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CHALLENGES TO YOUR WILL

1. There is little doubt that: * People are living longer and with increasing age, may experience some deterioration in mental capacity; and * There are an increasing number of…

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Sexual Abuse Contributes To Successful Claim Against Deceased Estate

In a recent claim before the Victorian Court of Appeal in June 2016 (Edward Jones v Constance Smith), Constance, the 63 year old daughter of the late Abigail, together with…

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Challenges to Your Will

The law dealing with Wills permits various “eligible persons” to challenge your Will and to ask the Court to redistribute your Estate. This highly interventionist legislation: has generated a new…

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Don’t Die Without a Will

The laws dealing with “intestacy” (that is, dying without a Will) can produce quite extraordinary and devastating outcomes. The legislation strongly favours the surviving spouse, to the exclusion of your…

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