Son Ordered To Pay Back Half His Inheritance

Son Ordered To Pay Back Half His Inheritance

A son who claimed his mother’s partner of 20 years was merely a “lodger” in her home has been ordered to hand him more than half of his £725,000 inheritance. James Campbell, 35, claimed his mother Sarah Campbell had told him her estate would be “all yours” when she...
Did This Billionaire Suffer Undue Influence?

Did This Billionaire Suffer Undue Influence?

Tom Benson was the billionaire owner of sports teams in New Orleans and businessman who died this year. But the estate battle over his fortune began before his death, amid accusations of undue influence. A lawsuit filed in January 2015 claimed that Benson was being...
Should An Heir Receive a Life of Luxury?

Should An Heir Receive a Life of Luxury?

A recent case heard in the United Kingdom has those watching wondering whether a marital life of luxury ought to be continued once one of the spouses dies. Should an heir have the right to a life of luxury? Construction tycoon Ian Wooldridge died in a helicopter crash...
Seven Year Estate Mystery Finally Solved

Seven Year Estate Mystery Finally Solved

The seven-year estate mystery of who was eligible to receive a $1.2 million Queensland estate has been solved after an investigation to find out who the woman with no birth certificate was. Phyllis Mary Hoskin died in 2009 at the recorded age of 93 without spouse,...
The Tragic Tale of the Lost Super Fund

The Tragic Tale of the Lost Super Fund

Who will get your super fund when you die? Did you know that superannuation is not covered by your will, and that the trustees of your super fund may distribute your benefits at their discretion? The following case highlights the importance of being very thorough and...
Statutory Will, Murder & Bankruptcy

Statutory Will, Murder & Bankruptcy

How is it that a statutory will can halt a murderer in their tracks but can’t discharge bankruptcy? A statutory will is a will made by the court on behalf of someone who lacks capacity to make or amend a will. Why would someone need the court to make a will on...