Legal News - May 2015

Can you challenge the will of an estranged parent?
Date: May 29, 2015

Many times family disputes can continue even after someone involved has died. If relatives of a deceased people are intentionally left....

Estate planning not a priority for young Australian couples
Date: May 26, 2015

Research into the spending habits of young, newly-married Australians has turned up some interesting findings.

Many are not thinking long term....

Can step children make a family provision claim in a case of intestacy ?
Date: May 26, 2015

In the estate planning process, dying without a will means a person's property is not distributed according to....

What happens in custody cases when parents live far apart?
Date: May 21, 2015

There may be some cases where separated parents will no longer be living in close proximity to one another. In....

How precise do I need to be in the language of my will?
Date: May 19, 2015

In the estate planning process, writing a will is one of the important aspects of making sure your assets....

What happens if I die without a will and before I've finalised my divorce?
Date: May 18, 2015

It's never too early to write a will. As part of the estate planning process, making a will....

Adult children most likely to contest wills in Australia
Date: May 14, 2015

The will of someone who has died is not always the end of the matter in deciding how their assets....

Australians see communication problems as main cause of divorce
Date: May 12, 2015

Attitudes towards divorce in Australia have changed substantially in the last fifty years. It is now much easier....

New push for same-sex marriage in Australia
Date: May 08, 2015

Under current family law, marriage in Australia is only recognised as being between one man and one....