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Time Limits in Family Provision Claims: Procrastination can be a Costly Error

A recent case in Western Australia, Drake v Bradshaw (2018), has re-emphasised the importance of making family provision claims within the statutory time limit. It also illustrates what might persuade a court to exercise its discretion to extend the time limit for making a claim or, in this case, not to.

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Superannuation Death Benefits and Your Will: Your “Super” may not Form Part of Your Estate

As most people will know, superannuation (“super”) is the arrangement put in place by the Australian Government to assist people to accumulate a fund to provide an income in retirement. On the death of a fund member, a death benefit can be paid to the dependants of the superannuation fund member, often in the form of lump sums.

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Same-Sex Marriage and the Implications for their Wills and Estate Planning

In a previous blog, Thinking of Marrying Abroad? How to Ensure Your Marriage is Recognised in Australia, we outlined certain types of marriage that were not recognised as valid in Australia including same-sex marriage, even though it was anticipated that change was likely. 

 

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Executors: 4 Mistakes That Could Lead to Personal Liability

Individuals who undertake managing the estate of a friend or family member as an executor could face expensive bills personally.

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Retail Lease Renewal Options and Lease Repudiation: Critical “Essential” Terms in Pozetu (PTY) LTD V Alexander James (Pty) LYD (2016)

Alexander James (Pty) Ltd entered into a five-year lease for a retail premise in Queen Street, Woollahra, in the Eastern suburbs of Sydney.  To protect continuity of tenure at the end of the lease, they agreed a lease option with the landlord Pozetu (Pty) Ltd. 

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