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Moores | Australia | 18 May 2022

Family Provision Claims in Victoria - The Who, When and How

Whilst a person may leave their assets to whomever they want upon their death (known as the ‘freedom of testation’), this freedom is subject to an…
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Walkers | Guernsey | 17 May 2022

Contentious Probate in Guernsey: Dependency Claims

In the first Briefing Note in our Contentious Probate Series, we considered the key issues that a person should have in mind when drawing up a Will…
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KHQ Lawyers | Australia | 17 May 2022

Can you obtain Probate of a copy of a Will?

Generally, in order to obtain a grant of probate of a Will once a person has died, you are required to produce the original Will to the Registrar of…
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Brodies LLP | United Kingdom | 12 May 2022

Legal rights of children & spouses in Scotland explained: Forced heirship

Legal rights are a form of forced heirship. The legal rights of spouses and children are a right not to be entirely disinherited. We explain more in…
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Herrington Carmichael LLP | United Kingdom | 12 May 2022

Funeral Disputes and the rights to your body

Rights to the body and funeral disputes are not uncommon. Disputes arise over concern about the final resting place of the deceased’s ashes or…
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Boyes Turner LLP | United Kingdom | 10 May 2022

Is it a bequest, devise or legacy?

What is a bequest, devise or legacy? A bequest - is a gift of personal property other than land, such as an item of jewellery or a car. A devise - is…
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Brodies LLP | United Kingdom | 10 May 2022

Your body - life and death decisions

Making decisions about our bodies is an important part of estate planning. There are several areas where a person can prepare in advance to provide…
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Cooper Grace Ward | Australia | 9 May 2022

It Depends - Can a person make a Will if they are incapacitated?

In this edition of ‘It depends’, partner Hayley Mitchell talks about whether a person can make a Will if they are incapacitated.
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XXIV Old Buildings | United Kingdom | 9 May 2022

A return to normality in the law of testamentary capacity - Hughes v Pritchard [2022] EWCA Civ 386

The recent case of Hughes v Pritchard [2022] EWCA Civ 386 provides a rare example of an appellate court overturning the factual findings made at…
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Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC | USA | 6 May 2022

Importance of Durable Powers of Attorney

When people decide to engage in estate planning, typically they focus on naming the beneficiaries of their estate and making sure their estate avoids…
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