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Case Summary: Penninger v Penninger [2017] NSWSC 892

On 6 July 2017, the Supreme Court of NSW handed down its decision in the case of Penninger v Penninger [2017] NSWSC 892. In this case, the plaintiff was the daughter of the deceased and therefore an eligible person under s57(c) of the Succession Act 2006. It is important to note that the estate in this matter was a very small estate with a net v...

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How do I know if I have a Family Provision claim?

Have you been left out of a will? Or perhaps you haven't been left out of a will, however, you don't think that the deceased's will provides you with adequate provisions for the proper maintenance and advancement in life of yourself or a loved one? If you answer yes to either of the above questions, then this article is fo...

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The Forfeiture Rule Explained: Allison Baden-Clay Case Study

"And for what? For a little bit of money? There's more to life than a little money, you know. Don't you know that? And here you are, and it's a beautiful day. Well. I just don't understand it." - Police Chief Marge Gunderson, Fargo (1996) "Financial gain" (ie. money) is often the motive for mur...

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What happens if the time limit to contest proceedings has expired?

In New South Wales the time limit to commence proceedings for a family provision claim is 12 months from the date of death of the deceased person. You may be able to seek leave of the Court to file outside that time limit.* To do so, you would have to explain to the Court that there were special circumstances in lodging a claim out of...

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No reward for inheritance impatience

Inheritance Impatience "Inheritance impatience", or as Veruca Salt sang in the Willy Wonka movie: "I want it now!" Parricide (killing one's close relative), and its specific relations of patricide (one's father), matricide (mother), mariticide (husband), uxoricide (wife), for personal benefit is as old as r...

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Adrian Corbould

Adrian Corbould is a Law Society Accredited Specialist in Wills & Estates Law. For more than 15 years he has helped hundreds of clients in contested estate matters. His tenacity and experience make him one of the most sought after Will Contest Lawyers in New South Wales (NSW).

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