Division 2 (in particular, section 18) of the Succession Act 2006(NSW) allows the Court to authorise wills to be made, altered or revoked for persons who do not have testamentary capacity , whilst … [Read more...] about Statutory Wills – for when testamentary capacity is lacking
If a deceased person has not specified whether they would like to be buried or cremated (in their Will or otherwise), the legal right to make such a decision rests with the deceased’s next of … [Read more...] about Clarifying the deceased’s relationships at the time of death – and determining who has the right to decide on burial or cremation
A recent Supreme Court decision (Lodin v Lodin; Estate of Dr Mohammad Masoud Lodin  NSWSC 10) has highlighted the rights that former spouses may have to make a claim on a deceased’s estate – … [Read more...] about Can a former spouse make a claim on my estate?
It is a commonly held belief that if you die without a Will, your assets automatically transfer to the State. However, this is incorrect. It is only if you die without a Will and without any … [Read more...] about My relative has died without leaving a will (that is, intestate). What do I need to do?