Learn how to make a claim against a Will (or how to avoid one) by Jacqui Brauman Since a couple of years ago, Victoria has had narrow categories of people who are allowed to make a claim against a Will. If you are a spouse, child (adult or minor), step-child, spouse of a deceased child, […]
How to Cut Someone Out of Your Will by Jacqui Brauman I’ve had a few more people than usual who have asked how to cut one of their children out of their Will. My answer is: you can’t with absolute certainty. In Australia, you have testamentary freedom, which is the freedom to make whatever Will […]
Homemade Wills and Will-Kits by Jacqui Brauman Another homemade Will has just cost a family tens of thousands of dollars in Western Australia, with the family having to work out what the Will actually says in the Supreme Court. The will-maker must have thought they were very smart, but the language used in Wills has […]
Where there is a breakdown in a relationship between spouses, either married or de facto, the estate plan needs to be considered.
Who Is Eligible to Make A Claim Against My Will? by Jacqui Brauman From the start of this year, the legislation in Victoria in relation to family provision claims has changed. The new changes have significantly restricted the people who can make a claim against your Will. This has been done by introducing a list […]
A New Reason To Register Your Caring Relationship by Jacqui Brauman In Victoria, people have been able to register their domestic or caring relationship with Births Deaths and Marriages since 2008. A domestic relationship is virtually a de facto relationship, and I have always felt that there was very little point to registering a domestic […]
Iâ€™ve had a few more people than usual who have asked how to cut one of their children out of their Will; how can they leave them nothing. My answer is: not with absolute certainty.
Previously, Victoria was one of the most flexible States in Australia for people making a claim against a Will. Now will disputes are restricted to a list of eligible people.