De Facto Partner Wins Estate Battle

De Facto Partner Wins Estate Battle

Sisters who said their dead father’s grieving partner was just one of his many lovers have been ordered to hand her £325,000 by a judge in the United Kingdom. Jane Redmond and Lynn Leberknight denied that Carole Anne Taylor, 70, was due anything from their...
Why Estate Planning Is More Important Than Promises

Why Estate Planning Is More Important Than Promises

JOYCE Fox had one request of her husband of 38 years in the period before dementia rendered her mute and claimed her life on June 29, 2014. She just wanted to know Kevin Fox would look after her daughters Gail and Karen – Kevin’s step-daughters – if she died...
Government Commits To Tackling Elder Abuse

Government Commits To Tackling Elder Abuse

The Turnbull Government has extended its commitment to tackling elder abuse, with a $2 million boost to the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) as new figures reinforce the importance of the national service. Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM, said the funding...
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...
Millennials: You Need Estate Planning Too

Millennials: You Need Estate Planning Too

Millennials may be a young generation with death the last thing on their minds, but they also need estate planning advice. Millennials are a loosely defined group of people born between approximately 1981 to 1996, some of whom have garnered a notorious reputation for...
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...
Can You Write A Digital Will?

Can You Write A Digital Will?

As much of our lives migrate to the digital sphere, can you write a digital will? A Michigan court of appeals decided this week that, despite a mother’s plea, a message left behind by her 21-year-old son on his cellphone is valid as a will. Lanora Jones, 49, the...
When A Multi-Million Dollar Fortune Is Lost

When A Multi-Million Dollar Fortune Is Lost

A family in the United kingdom have commenced a legal battle over a fortune worth hundreds of millions of pounds. Patriarch Manny Davidson spent a lifetime building up a property business, and set up a trust for his children in an attempt to avoid inheritance tax. But...