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Out-Of-Date Family Trust Varied to Recognise Same-Sex SpousesSeptember 18, 2016

Family trusts often date back many years, and those who drafted them could not have been expected to foresee all the dramatic social changes that...

Roles Split When Stress Makes Attorney UnreliableSeptember 7, 2016

Appointing an attorney under a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is normally a sensible precaution. The procedure allows one's financial affairs (and, if required, matters...

Will Change Fight Can Go AheadAugust 24, 2016

Divorce is seldom straightforward, especially as regards the negotiation of the financial settlement. The lengths that some people will go to in order to disguise...

Delusions and Dementia Do Not Invalidate WillAugust 15, 2016

Many cases arise each year in which the validity of a will is challenged on the ground that the will's creator (the testator) was not...

Baseless Will Challenge Leads to Costs ConsequencesAugust 1, 2016

The dangers of trying to upset the provisions of a properly drafted will were made clear in a recent case in which the daughter of...

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