Testamentary guardian – thinking of the children

I have young children, who will look after them if I die?  A testamentary guardian may be the answer. We often get asked this question, and a testamentary guardian may be the answer. Usually – and subject to any Family Court orders – it will be the surviving parent who will have full authority over the.. read more →

Will claim – who can make a claim?

Not everyone can make a will claim. To learn about the basics of a will claim, click here. In my last update, I outlined the basics of a will claim.  In this update, I will talk about who has the right to make a will challenge in Western Australia. The Act limits the right to lodge.. read more →

Will challenge – the basics

Knowing the basics about making a will challenge will save stress at a difficult time. The death of a loved one is always stressful, and that stress can multiply when the contents of the deceased’s will are revealed.  Knowing the basics about making a will challenge will save stress at a difficult time. Traditionally, a.. read more →

Contested Wills and the New Spouse

How is a Family Provision Act claim decided when there is a spouse from a new relationship and children from an old relationship? It is not uncommon for people to have been in more than one long-term relationship in their lifetime, particularly if their former relationship (either a formal marriage or a defacto relationship) ended.. read more →