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 →

Advanced Health Directives and Enduring Powers of Guardianship

Planning for the inevitable and the unlikely. Ask yourself these questions: Have you ever thought about what would happen in the event that you were in a serious car accident or suddenly became incapacitated by serious illness? Do you have a clear view as to what sort of treatment you would consent to and in.. read more →

New changes to WA inheritance law

Some important changes to Western Australian inheritance law came into effect on 16 January 2013. Under the terms of what is now called the Family Provision Act 1972 (formerly known as the Inheritance (Family and Dependants Provision) Act or just the “Inheritance Act”), people who believe that they have not been adequately provided for in.. read more →