Published on 18 Mar 2015
| Took place at RACV Club, Melbourne
Controversial changes to the rules relating to who can make a claim against a deceased estate took effect from 1 January 2015. Adult children and other close family members may now find it more difficult to make claims. Some claimants (friendly neighbours, nieces & nephews) will no longer generally be eligible at all. Conversely, clients arguably now have greater freedom of testamentary disposition.
This event analysed these and other changes included in the new
legislation and what they mean to your clients.
Succession law changes
Author(s): Carolyn Sparke
This paper covers:
overview of changes
who may bring claims [s 90 definition ‘eligible person’ ]