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Key decisions

  • Stojic v Stojic [2018] NSWSC 723
  • Re Estate Jerrard, deceased [2018] NSWSC 78
  • Johnson v George [2018] QSC 140
  • Adoption of BR [2018] NSWSC 1009
  • Law Society of NSW v Dubler [2018] NSWCATOD 79
  • Church v Price; Re O [2000] NSWSC 754
  • Willis v McKenzie [2018] VSC 325
  • Re M’s Codicil [2018] NSWSC 936
  • Katramados v Hasapis [2018] NSWSC 948
  • Mavris v Level 12 Property Holdings Pty Ltd [2018] NSWSC 957

Clarification of recognition of same-sex marriage or divorce on a will

The NSW Attorney-General has announced that changes will be made to laws such as the Succession Act 2006 (NSW) so there are not unintended consequences of the recognition of same sex marriages from 9 December 2017. Potentially, by reason of s 12 of the Act, the recognition could have rendered invalid, at least so far as there were gifts to someone other than the spouse, a will made before recognition, even though the marriage was before the will. Similar complications could have arisen with a dissolution or annulment of the same sex marriage by reason of s 13 of the Act.

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