December 7, 2017

Dead Ringer: Court Finds that Deceased’s Unsent Text Message Constitutes Informal Will

To make a valid will, put simply, it must be in writing, signed by the person making it (called a ‘testator’) and witnessed by at least […]
January 24, 2017

Will Made by Schizophrenic Man Declared Invalid by Queensland Court

In order for a person to make a will, they must possess the necessary capacity to understand its effect and appreciate the claims that can be […]
November 8, 2016

Parsons v Davison: Court Removes Dilatory Executor

An executor enjoys a position of great trust and power. As the person (or persons) responsible for administering a deceased person’s estate and carrying out their […]
October 6, 2016

Barakett v Barakett: Dependent Adult Son Denied Further Provision from Mother’s Estate

The recent New South Wales case of Barakett v Barakett [2016] NSWSC 1257 highlights the issues that adult children may encounter in applying for further provision […]