Another adult child FPA appeal dismissed

Yesterday the NSW Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal by an unsuccessful FPA applicant. The applicant was an adult child of the deceased.  His mother died leaving her estate to her spouse (there were notional estate issues as well).  The mother and step father had mirror wills which each left their estates to each other, … Continue reading Another adult child FPA appeal dismissed

High Court appeal 

An application for special leave was filed last week against the decision of the Tasmanian Full Court in Calvert v Badenach [2015] TASFC 8. This is the case where the Full Court held that a solicitor owes a duty to beneficiaries of a will to advise the willmaker of the existence of family provision rights … Continue reading High Court appeal