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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.
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...
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...
The Family Protection Act 1955
March 9, 2020
The Basics: De facto relationships
April 11, 2019
The Basics: Spousal maintenance
The Basics: Separation and dissolution of marriage
The Basics: Division of property on death
The Basics: Relationship property division
The Basics: Child support
The Basics: Domestic violence
The Basics: Claims about wills and estates
The Basics: Care of children
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Separation & Dissolution