Does Where You Live Affect Your Will?

Does Where You Live Affect Your Will?

Does where your live affect your will? What if you make a will in one country, but live and die in another? We live in an increasingly global world, where it is not unusual for family members to spend several years or even decades in other countries due to work or...
Soul Legend’s Charity Bequest

Soul Legend’s Charity Bequest

The long-running dispute over soul singer James Brown’s estate continues to be mired in an ugly court battle over a charity bequest in Brown’s will.¬†Brown’s fortune has been contested since his death in 2006, with fourth wife Tomi Rae Hynie Brown...
Can A Dependant Contest a Will?

Can A Dependant Contest a Will?

Can a dependant – even one you haven’t seen in years – contest your will? What if you haven’t seen a child in years and have no relationship with them? Are you entitled to cut them out of your will because you don’t have a relationship...
Gina Rinehart’s Estate Litigation

Gina Rinehart’s Estate Litigation

In long-running estate litigation, Australia’s richest person, Gina Rinehart, lost control of a $4 billion family trust in May 2015, with the Supreme Court handing control to her daughter, Bianca Rinehart. Supreme Court Justice Paul Brereton said in his ruling...
Providing For Your Pets In Your Will

Providing For Your Pets In Your Will

Have you considered providing for your pets in your will? In 2015, The Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon died at the age of 59. As well as being famous for helping to create The Simpsons, he had been a well-known animal rights activist and philanthropist. He bequeathed...