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Over my dead body: Family maintenance claims

Published on 01 Dec 06 by "TAXATION IN AUSTRALIA" JOURNAL ARTICLE

How do you know that what you leave in your Will to certain beneficiaries will actually go to them? This article summarises the rules in each State and Territory allowing others to challenge your Will, as well as providing some sobering examples of successful challenges.

Author profiles:

Wendy SYLVA
Wendy is Special Counsel, Family Business and Wealth Management with Hall & Wilcox Lawyers.
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Andrew O'BRYAN
Andrew O’Bryan FTIA is the Head of Taxation, Superannuation, and Family Business and Wealth Management Practice Groups at Hall and Wilcox. Andrew provides advice on the application of a wide range of taxation matters including income tax, FBT, CGT, tax audits, structuring and restructuring of business and transactions, superannuation, state equivalent tax regimes, retirement planning, business succession, estate planning, liquidations and reconstructions, and corporatisation and privatisation.
Current at 11 March 2009
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