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...
How Ashes Led To An Estate Battle

How Ashes Led To An Estate Battle

In New Zealand, an estate battle has erupted over the meaning of a de facto relationship. An Auckland man said he felt “betrayed” after his partner of almost 30 years died and left him only her ashes. A decision from Justice Grant Powell in the Auckland...
Court Battle Over George Michael’s Estate

Court Battle Over George Michael’s Estate

The acrimonious court battle over George Michael’s £105 million fortune has taken a new turn, as his ex-partner Kenny Goss has decided to challenge the superstar’s will. Michael is believed to have left his money and properties – including the house in Oxfordshire...
Battle Over Author’s Last Will

Battle Over Author’s Last Will

A battle has erupted over the last will of author Colleen McCullough, with the widower accused of manipulating his ill wife to secure her fortune, according to court documents filed in the NSW Supreme Court. A will, effectively revoking an earlier bequest to the...
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...