Section 44 of the Australian Constitution has become a hot political issue within the federal government over the past few weeks with senators and representatives resigning their position within the
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The following article written by Charlotte Schaefer appeared in the Law Society Journal, July 2015. Does a practitioner owe a duty to an actual or potential beneficiary? The recent
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Court requires affidavit of genealogy to grant probate for partial intestacy. When a Sydney Lawyer recently discovered he had a partial intestacy problem, he was stumped. The NSW probate registry
Families are complicated. Unexpected things happen. People grow apart. Every few years there is an extraordinary story of someone who died at home whose body wasn’t discovered until years later.