Each seminar runs for approximately one hour and covers a range of issues including; Understanding an executor’s role, protecting your inheritance, challenging an unfair will and reviewing suspicious wills. There is an opportunity to ask questions during the seminar and at the conclusion of the seminar.
During the seminars we do not provide any legal advice however, it is a good opportunity for you to obtain procedural information about the different types of estate disputes, what is legally acceptable/required and what you need to be aware of moving forward in your case.
As experienced solicitors in commercial litigation and estate disputes Wal Abramowicz understand the common difficulties and problems that clients encounter and will try to address those in the seminar to assist you.
In a recent case, a husband and a wife had been married for nearly thirty years with four children. The husband owned a panel beating business and a range of commercial interests including the operation of tow trucks and considerable property holdings, all of which made him wealthy. The man died. His will left the entire $22 million estate to one of his sons. Nothing was left to his wife or other children. The beneficiary son obtained probate. Read more
In 2018 a man died without a will. He had three children. He had separated from his wife eight years prior to his death. Despite separating, the two were not divorced. Not long after the man’s death, his family was shocked to find that their father had a secret lover who they had never met or heard of. She made a claim on their father’s estate. Read more
In 2013 a woman died. She was the mother of a son who was bankrupt. Her will stated that the bankrupt son was to be the executor of her estate and the sole beneficiary. In addition to this, the mother had not made a Binding Death Benefit nomination for her superannuation. This meant that the payment of the superannuation would be decided by the trustees of the super fund. Read more
A father had six daughters. He made a will dividing his estate equally between the six of them. In 2013 he changed his will to give $40,000.00 to each of five of the daughters, and the rest of his $3,000,000.00 estate to his remaining daughter. Read more