Source: Competing Relationships: Needs of De Facto vs Adult Children
In a recent judgment Smith DCJ awarded a spouse of 18 years $350K out of an estate of approximately $670K (after allowing for costs). She had been left a life interest in a house (to be chosen by her). The competing claims were two adult children from a previous marriage. Costs argument has been heard … Continue reading Spouse awarded $350,000 on FPA
In a recent judgment Balusch DCJ dismissed an FPA by two adult children of the deceased where there was a small estate (only $300K, pretty much just the house) and the competing claim was a long term spouse (24 year marriage). Read Hay v The Public Trustee here.