Tag Archive: estates

How does Covid-19 impact on legal services and the law

  • April 9, 2020

How does Covid-19 impact on legal services and the law Although undoubtedly, the present restrictions on human contact and movement are having an unpresented impact upon Australia’s economic prosperity and these same factors are undoubtedly impacting also on many people from a mental health perspective. For the most part, none of these restrictions should effect…

Family Loans and Gifts – Using a Will to Equalise benefits.

  • June 12, 2013

Family Loans and Gifts – Using the Will to Equalise the Benefits Many parents of adult children often discover that although the children may have left the nest, the umbilical cord or supply lines sometimes remain firmly attached. Some families adopt great discipline in this area, ensuring that any advance made to assist one child…

Wills and the rules of construction – Gifts of Property

  • April 2, 2012

As is often the case with poorly drafted wills, the Court is left to make an order as to the intention of the testator in circumstances where the testator is no longer able to give evidence. As a result, the Court has over the years developed various rules that are used in the construction of…