Dangers for solicitors acting on intra-family transactions

As awareness grows of the prevalence of elder abuse in the community, solicitors need to be alert to the potential issues with intra-family transactions.

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Elder law & succession: April 2022

Reporting and analysis of the latest judgments and news in wills & estates and elder law. By DARRYL BROWNE.

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‘Til debt do us part: Managing insolvent estates and bankrupt beneficiaries

The complexities of administration of insolvent estates and estates with bankrupt beneficiaries.  

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Severing a joint tenancy by will-making

When a joint tenant makes a will, in order to convey property on death, they may wish to sever the joint tenancy.

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The need for culturally appropriate wills for Indigenous Australians

Culturally appropriate wills and how they can be tailored to meet the unique needs of Indigenous clients.

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Superannuation disability claims: when can a fund’s decision be contested?

The ‘how to’ of contesting a super fund’s rejection of a disability claim.

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Super death benefit claims where there is no binding nomination

The ins and outs of super death benefit claims where there is no binding nomination.

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Superannuation nominations for persons lacking capacity

NSWSC considers whether an enduring attorney can make a binding death benefit nomination for a principal.

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Understanding the relationship between deceased estates and super benefits in drafting a will

Superannuation death benefits and tips for more effective will drafting.

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Reassessing testamentary capacity: time for lawyers and doctors to work together

The case for a new coordinated national approach to assessing testamentary capacity.

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