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20
May

Who Can Contest a Will?

Everyone deserves to be treated fairly in their loved one’s will, but this doesn’t always happen. If you get left out, or don’t receive what you believe to be your fair share, can you fight it? It’s possible to contest a will, but be aware – just because you ask, doesn’t mean you shall receive. We’ve outlined in detail who

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16
Mar

13 years on a slab; Qld court rejects daughters’ plea to stop mother’s burial

In what Justice Hugh Fraser labelled a “terribly sad case” even a plea to merely view their mother’s body, was also shut down. June Woo died at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in November 2002. Her daughters sought an inquest on the grounds that the death was due to the hospital’s negligence. Woo’s corpse was kept in a Queensland mortuary until 2009 when the coroner

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22
Sep

Does death become her? Solicitor wins on two week will delay

How urgently should a solicitor treat instructions for a new will from a frail but healthy and alert 94-yr-old, living independently with the assistance of a carer? That question confronted Sydney city centre lawyer Graham Howe who took instructions from Marie Fischer at her home on 25 March 2010 just prior to easter. With her concurrence he proposed a draft of her

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22
Sep

Does death become her? Solicitor wins on two week will delay

How urgently should a solicitor treat instructions for a new will from a frail but healthy and alert 94-yr-old, living independently with the assistance of a carer? That question confronted Sydney city centre lawyer Graham Howe who took instructions from Marie Fischer at her home on 25 March 2010 just prior to easter. With her concurrence he proposed a draft of her

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31
Aug

Court considers dementia will to stop daughter-in-law gain

Jim Jones made application to the Supreme Court for the alteration of his wife’s will to prevent

31
Aug

Court considers dementia will to stop daughter-in-law gain

Jim Jones made application to the Supreme Court for the alteration of his wife’s will to prevent