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If a person with a secret second family dies, who inherits their estate?
30 Sep 2021
It’s a classic plot in movies and novels – a man dies, leaving his family to...
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Does marriage or divorce automatically revoke a will?
28 Sep 2021
Did you know if you were to get married and then die soon afterwards, the fact ...
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The reverse mortgage – one of life’s gambles?
23 Sep 2021
With the government encouraging self-funded retirees to tap into their home’s ...
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If I cover up a murder, can I inherit from the victim’s estate?
18 Aug 2021
You’d think the law would be clear – if a person is convicted of murdering ...
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Pressure grows to make voluntary euthanasia legal in NSW
12 Aug 2021
Legalising voluntary euthanasia, or voluntary assisted dying, is a hot topic in ...
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Family provision claims in NSW – spare us the details and curb your expectations
03 Aug 2021
Each year, Sydney barrister Gregory George writes a summary of decisions ...
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When the second wife beats the kids to the inheritance
15 Jul 2021
A classic conflict scenario over a deceased estate is when the second wife ...
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How to contest a Power of Attorney or Enduring Guardian in NSW
29 Jun 2021
When you appoint an Enduring Power of Attorney or an Enduring Guardian, you are ...
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Revoking a Power of Attorney or Enduring Guardian in NSW
24 Jun 2021
Sometimes circumstances change and you may find yourself having to consider ...
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How can you prove de facto marital status if you only lived together part-time?
11 Jun 2021
When it comes to identifying a couple’s de facto marital status under law, ...
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Should voluntary assisted dying be legalised in NSW?
27 May 2021
Voluntary assisted dying is the next big controversial topic that could come up ...
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Is it a conflict of interest if the administrator of the estate is also a beneficiary?
06 May 2021
These days, most people have superannuation. Indeed, some people have hundreds ...
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