Is a Future Inheritance a Relevant Consideration in Family Provision Proceedings?

Section 60(2)(d) of the Succession Act indicates that an applicant's present and future financial resources...
Future Inhereitance A Financial Resource

Statement of Testamentary Intention: Does it Affect the Outcome of Family Provision Proceedings?

Written evidence of the deceased's testamentary intention is admissible in Family Provision proceedings. However, as...

Family Provision: Was I in a De Facto Relationship?

The meaning of a "De Facto Relationship", for the purposes of the Succession Act, is...

Murderers Will be Disinherited: The Forfeiture Rule

The forfeiture rule prevents a person who has caused the death of a testator from...

How to Prevent your Will from Being Contested?

It is impossible to absolutely prevent someone from contesting your will provided that they are...

Love Not Required for De Facto Relationship

A De Facto Partner is automatically eligible to claim Family Provision and as Sun v...

Interim Family Provision Orders: When Are They Awarded?

In certain cases where an applicant has pressing financial needs, an interim family provision order...

Is Your Will Legally Valid?

A will is only valid and enforceable if it is created by a testator with...