Family provision and 30 years of estrangement

I am always fascinated by the outcome of family provision claims where the applicant is an estranged adult child. Naturally, the case of Wright v Wright [2016] QDC 74 piqued my interest. The case involved a testator leaving a significant estate valued at approximately $1.7 million dollars. Within his last will, the testator elected to disinherit his children and benefit his siblings,…

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Summary judgement against the applicants in FPA

Her Honour Justice Atkinson of the Supreme Court recently granted a respondent’s application for summary judgement against the applicants in a Family Provision Application.  Reason?  Well, they filed an Originating Application (in December 2013) but hadn’t managed to follow up with further material in support of their application; save as to offer some information regarding financial…

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