Wills & Estates News

Successful rectification of Will

In the case of Re Schoenmakers [2013] VSC 556, the deceased's brother made an out of time application for rectification of the deceased's Will. The deceased's Will provided the brother (or the brother's wife should the brother predecease him) with the net proceeds from the sale of the principal residential [...]

By |2019-06-25T20:26:13+10:00October 21st, 2013|Wills & Estates News|

Successful Part IV claim by son-in-law

In the recent case of Lewis v Every [2013] VSC 445, the son-in-law of the deceased successfully applied for further provision from the deceased's estate. The estate consisted of a property at Rutherglen, valued at $195,000 and $500,000 in cash and investments. In his Will, the deceased had given his [...]

By |2019-06-25T20:34:07+10:00September 2nd, 2013|Wills & Estates News|

Wills and Estates Newsletter – March 2013

Our Wills and Estates Newsletter for March 2013 is now available here. The amendments in 1998 to the Administration and Probate Act 1958 (Vic) significantly widened the class of eligible applicants in Testator's Family Maintenance proceedings, giving non-family members an opportunity to make a claim on a deceased's estate. However, [...]

By |2019-06-25T21:01:33+10:00March 13th, 2013|Wills & Estates News|

Wills and Estates Newsletter – February 2013

Our Wills and Estates Newsletter for February 2013 is now available here. With complex laws, tax requirements, trusts and superannuation nuances to be taken into account there are many unknown obstacles with estate planning. In the newsletter, we provide examples of some common estate planning traps and recommendations to avoid [...]

By |2019-06-25T21:13:50+10:00February 1st, 2013|Wills & Estates News|