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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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Making a video will - most likely will end up on the cutting room floor

Making a Video Will You've seen the movies - following the eccentric billionaire's death, a video of their last wishes is played to an audience of (usually disappointed) relatives. Making a video will - sounds like a good idea, right? Instead of consulting a lawyer and making a written will, wouldn't it just be easier ...

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Case Summary: Madison Ashton v Estate of the late Richard Pratt

"Hi, my name is Adrian Corbould. I'm a lawyer at Turnbull Hill. I practice exclusively in the area of Contested Wills and Estates." "Today the Court of Appeal handed down its decision in the matter of Madison Ashton against the Estate of the late 'Cardboard King', Richard Pratt, who was worth appr...

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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).

Adrian is an Accredited Specialist within the Contested Wills & Estates Team. In certain circumstances, the team operates on a 'No Win, No Fee' basis. If you'd like to discuss your circumstances with a member of the team, call us and ask for a Free Appraisal.

 

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