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9 Mar 2020

The purpose of the Family Protection Act 1955 is to ensure a deceased’s duties to their close family member are met.

The Act allows certain family members of the deceased to apply to the Court requesting provision to be made to them from the deceased’s estate.

Spouses, d...

11 Apr 2019

When one partner dies, the survivor still has an entitlement to division of relationship property.

The surviving partner needs to either negotiate that entitlement with the Executors or Administrators of the deceased partner’s estate, or apply to the Family Court within...

11 Apr 2019

Wills and estates

A person of sound mind can make a Will leaving their estate to whom they wish.

However if their Will means a breach of moral duty, perhaps owed to a dependent spouse or child, the Family Court can intervene to rectify the breach.  Similarly if a Will f...

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