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Right Of Burial: Who Has The Right To Dispose Of A Dead Body

Right of burial: who has the right to decide?

While right of burial seems like a pretty morbid subject, it is a hugely important issue for the loved ones of a deceased person and to the dignity of the deceased. I think that the following from a very old …

Do It

Making a Will? GET IT SORTED!!

A recent survey by a prominent Australian Law firm revealed that whilst almost all Australians acknowledge the importance of making a Will (97%), only a little more than half actually have one (52%).

Most younger respondents felt that a Will …

Testamentary Capacity

Testamentary capacity and the solicitors role

TESTAMENTARY CAPACITY

RYAN v DALTON [2017] NSWSC 1007

Kunc J – 31 July 2017

The Proceedings

This was a contested probate suit between the deceased’s 3 children and his long time defacto spouse.  The children succeeded in knocking out the …

Family Provision Claims

Court update: family provision claims

There have been a number of very interesting cases in recent times determined in the field of Family Provision Claims in the Court of Appeal. Family Provision claims are claims brought by certain eligible people who are unhappy that they …