Child or Adult on Day Before Birthday?

Child or Adult on Day Before Birthday?

PM v Childrens Court of the Australian Capital Territory & Ors [2018] ACTSC 258 OVERVIEW The law distinguishes between children and adults. That said, it is interesting to compare reasons for decision in a criminal case with a civil case, say in wills and estate...
Power of Attorney Risk Management

Power of Attorney Risk Management

INTRODUCTION The Power of Attorney is a legal status authorising an agent to make decisions on behalf of the principal in regard to matters relating to the principal’s welfare and/or administration of his/her finances. According to section 66 of the Powers of Attorney...
Family Provision Application | Late Claim

Family Provision Application | Late Claim

Mortimer v Lusink & Ors [2017] QCA 1 FACTS Loma Green was the estranged mother of Ms Mortimer. She died on 2 July 2015. Green left Mortimer $20,000 stating that she felt Ms Mortimer to be of adequate financial means, and that Ms Mortimer’s Father – Dr Theodore...

Making a Will | Legal Capacity

Farrell v Boston [2016] QSC 278 FACTS Erris Farrell died in October of 2015. She had made at least two wills in her life; one in 1984, and another in 2007. There was a third purported will, dated 2013. Following her death, Warren Boston – the executor of her estate...

International Wills

A will can be one of the most complex and difficult documents to write, especially where assets or beneficiaries are located across several jurisdictions. To simplify succession law in Australia, the Australian Government acceded to the Convention Providing a Uniform...