- Lowe v Lowe  NSWSC 38
- Re RB, a protected estate family settlement  NSWSC 70
- Steiner v Strang  NSWSC 14
Wills and estranged spouses
The family law/wills and estates crossover continues to be important. Failure to obtain instructions for the execution of a will limiting the provision for an estranged spouse before the dissolution of the marriage can result on intestacy in the estranged not divorced spouse taking the whole estate. There was a recent report in the Sydney papers of an estranged spouse receiving the whole of a $600,000 estate even though the family law property settlement had been concluded.