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Maria’s Will Claim

Maria was born into a traditional European family. Her parents brought with them their traditional strict religious and social views when they emigrated to Australia in search of a better income and lifestyle. At first, Maria endured the usual taunts…
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Jason’s Probate Dispute

Jason had suffered from anxiety and depression since his early teens. Counseling and sessions with psychologists never seemed to help in the long term. The doctors never seemed to come up with the right combination of drugs to treat both…
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What If There Is No Will?

A staggering number of Australians die each year leaving valuable property, but no will. The figure is something like 40%. In these circumstances, legislation in Victoria (and the other States) provides for a formula for distribution of the assets. In…
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No Assets Left

A common problem is that the evil relative/partner/carer has taken out insurance during the deceased’s lifetime. Firstly, we find they have engineered a Will under which they get everything. There is often a clause in the Will explaining that you…
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Claims By Non Relatives

For well over a decade prior to 1 January 2015, Victoria had the most liberal will claims regime in Australia. In the past, Victorian claims were restricted to widows, children and (later) defactos.  Legislation effective 1 January 2015 has tried…
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Preparing a Will

Constable Connor has been assisting members of the community to draft their wills for over 30 years.As times have changed, Constable Connor has changed with them, and can provide excellent advice regarding all aspects of will drafting.It is important to…
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