A person cannot be compelled to accept a gift of property against their will. A rejection of an inheritance is commonly called a ‘disclaimer’.
What to do when time is not on your side and a delay in administering the estate might jeopardise its value.
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.
The complexities of administration of insolvent estates and estates with bankrupt beneficiaries.
When a joint tenant makes a will, in order to convey property on death, they may wish to sever the joint tenancy.
Handing down the family farm without NSW duties – a guide to the new Revenue NSW Ruling.
A learned but informal opinion on informal wills and s 8 of the Succession Act
If high-profile estate cases can teach us anything, it’s that where there’s a will, there is often a day in court.
Solicitors should be mindful of the complications which can arise if a will maker appointments you as their executor. By JOHN CLARKE.
Recent decisions show that an informal will may be found in almost any format and made in almost any manner. By DARRYL BROWNE.
Reporting and analysisof the latest judgments and news in wills & estates and elder law. By DARRYL BROWNE.