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Liability of Executors: Family Provision Claims

Do you understand the Liability of Executors? Under the Inheritance (Family Provision) Act 1972 (SA) person(s) may bring an action for further provision from an estate on the basis that they have been left without adequate provision for their proper maintenance, education and advancement. A claim for further provision must be made within 6 months… Read more »

Executor of Will Obligations

I have been nominated as an executor, what do I have to do? If the above sounds like you, don’t despair. Acting as an executor can be a daunting and foreign experience for many and it is not uncommon for clients, at least in the initial stages, to be unsure of just what it is… Read more »

Family Violence

Under section 4AB the Family Law Act Family Violence is defined as: violent, threatening or other behaviour by a person that coerces or controls a member of the person’s family (the family member ), or causes the family member to be fearful. This type of behaviour may include: (a)  an assault; or (b)  a sexual assault or other sexually abusive behaviour; or… Read more »

Spousal Maintenance

Most people would imagine that when their marriage or de facto relationship ends, so does their financial obligation to maintain their former spouse. However, through an application for spousal maintenance, the Court can order this financial obligation to continue despite the relationship having ended. Sections 74 and 90SE of the Family Law Act 1975 provide the court… Read more »

De Facto Relationships

In most cases when you first enter into a de facto relationship, you don’t  consider the impact this may have on your financial situation. Most people think that because they don’t get married and they don’t live in the same house as their partner that this will prevent their partner from being able to make… Read more »

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