Family Provision Claim Proceeds without the Plaintiff

Where a party fails to turn up to their hearing without a reasonable excuse, the...

How to Disinherit Your Children

Whether or not a parent should be entitled to disinherit their children is a controversial...

Adult Child Brings Family Provision Application after Deceased’s Litigation Diverts Inheritance

What happens when the Deceased's own successful Family Provision Proceeding diverted her child's inheritance where...

Missing Persons & The Presumption of Death

Where a person disappears and has not been heard from for a period of 7...

Making a Valid Will: The Formal Requirements

A family provision claim proceeds on the basis that the deceased's will is valid. So...

Out of Time Applications: Do I Have Sufficient Cause?

A Family Provision Application must be made within 12 months of the deceased’s death. The...

Can You Waive Your Right to Contest a Will?

Under the Succession Act, a person may waive their right to bring a family provision...

Who is a Child of the Deceased?

Under s 57(1)(c) of the Succession Act, a Child of the Deceased is Eligible to...