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Signature On Will Was a Clever Forgery, Rules CourtMay 16, 2014

In resolving a bitter family dispute, the High Court had no hesitation in finding that the signature on a woman's purported last will was a...

Schizophrenic’s Will Upheld By CourtMay 8, 2014

A recent decision shows that the courts place a heavy burden of proof on those who claim that a will should be invalidated because the...

Deadlock Forces Sale When Family Inherits BusinessApril 22, 2014

When a family business is handed down and ownership is split between two or more members of the next generation, the result can all too...

Court Hearing Required to Resolve Bequest DisputeApril 9, 2014

When an estate is being administered, the administrator must meet any specific bequests in the will before distributing the remainder (the ‘residue’ in legal parlance)...

Joint Accounts and Mental CapacityMarch 21, 2014

If you are concerned about the future mental capacity of a relative or any other person with whom you have a joint bank account, it...

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