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Administrator’s duties and superannuation benefits

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • June 16 2014

This recent decision of the Supreme Court of Queensland deals with an area of the law which has growing practical importance in view of the growth of

The Will is lost - will a copy do?

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • June 16 2014

When Gregory Thomas Barnes died in 2013 he was a single man and had no children of his own. An original Will for the deceased could not be located

Is the beneficiary alive - or not?

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • June 16 2014

When Ian Roderick Douglas died in 2013 as an unmarried man, he left a Will which had the following clause: “As to one half of the residue: for my

Further provision for adopted child

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • June 16 2014

The South Australian Supreme Court considered whether the adopted daughter of the deceased was entitled to further provision from her estate

Superannuation and your estate planning

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • April 17 2014

In the event of death, superannuation death benefits (death benefits) do not automatically form part of an individual's estate. The terms of the

Offensive and scandalous language in Wills

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • April 17 2014

The Supreme Court of South Australia was asked to remove particular words from a Will on the basis that the words were offensive in nature. The

Trustee’s discretion and when to seek judicial advice

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • April 17 2014

The Supreme Court of New South Wales was asked to consider an application for judicial advice pursuant to section 63 of the Trustee Act 1925 (NSW

Lost and found

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • February 7 2014

The Supreme Court of Queensland was asked to consider whether the beneficiaries under a Will were entitled to compensation from the estate in

Competing interests over an estate with no Will

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • February 7 2014

The deceased died without a Will, leaving a daughter and a partner to whom he was not married. The New South Wales Supreme Court was asked to

Minors have superannuation death benefits too

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • February 7 2014

The Superannuation Complaints Tribunal of Australia (Tribunal) recently considered how the superannuation death benefits of a 16 year old member