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Woman awarded $100,000 after contesting mother’s Will

Finding out that a parent has left you out of their Will can be devastating, particularly when it is unexpected and comes at an already traumatic time. Adult children are the most common claimants in Will disputes, according to a study compiled by the University of Queensland and other leading academic institutions. The research revealed 76 per cent of family provision

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Daughters challenge the testamentary capacity of both parents

A long-running family feud has spilled over into the NSW Supreme Court, as six daughters contested the Wills of their parents. The siblings argued that both their mother and father lacked testamentary capacity when they executed their latest Wills. The documents were signed in 2013, which was a time when both parents had been showing signs of deteriorating mental capacity. Their Wills

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What are the differences between Wills, Powers of Attorney and Advance Directives?

Estate planning is crucial for anyone who wants to ensure their assets are effectively managed during their life and after death. But there are many components to estate planning, and the process itself is complex and requires significant support from qualified lawyers. Wills, Powers of Attorney and Advance Directives are three common estate planning tools. However, they all serve different purposes,

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Is there a difference between ‘challenging’ and ‘contesting’ a will?

You may not think there’s much of a difference between ‘challenging’ and ‘contesting’ a will – and, for the most part, you’d be right. But some lawyers may draw a distinction between the two terms, so it’s worth familiarising yourself with the types of inheritance dispute that you can pursue in NSW. Many firms use ‘challenge’ and ‘contest’ interchangeably, which

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How do I find out if I’m owed inheritance?

Australians are among the most generous people in the world when it comes to inheritance. The country topped a HSBC ranking that tracked the amount of money bequeathed to loved ones globally, with Aussies leaving behind US$501,919 (AU$705,375) on average. These financial legacies can have a huge impact on people’s lives. Estate beneficiaries are more likely to have better educational

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My loved one’s Will is ambiguous. What are my options?

Writing a Will is the best method of establishing how an estate should be handled when someone passes away. A professionally drafted document should cover key elements of the estate planning process. Unfortunately, not every Will provides a clear and accurate description of how an individual’s assets should be distributed. In many cases, an error or poorly worded sentence won’t

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