27 January 2021

Focus on Contested Wills, Probate Matters and Family Provisions
The Contest in Family Provision Act Claims – are you or are you not the deceased’s child? Recent case summary of Balla v Roberto Bei as Executor of the Estate of the Late Giovanni Bei [2020] WASC 348
“Probate Caveats” – What are they and who do they protect?
Stepchildren’s Family Provisions Claims
Focus on Contested Wills, Probate Matters and Family Provisions

The passing of a loved one, whether it be a relative or close friend, often presents challenges and difficulties that need to be met with understanding and empathy, along with …
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The Contest in Family Provision Act Claims – are you or are you not the deceased’s child? Recent case summary of Balla v Roberto Bei as Executor of the Estate of the Late Giovanni Bei [2020] WASC 348

Private: Kellie Woods
Special Counsel

Private: John Park
Partner

The Supreme Court of Western Australia recently considered in Balla v Roberto Bei as Executor of the Estate of the Late Giovanni Bei [2020] WASC 348 the Court: issues about …
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“Probate Caveats” – What are they and who do they protect?

Private: Kellie Woods
Special Counsel

Mention of the word: “caveat” is often accompanied by thoughts about restraints on the title to land. But, references to a: “caveat” in relation to deceased Estates is usually reference to what is commonly referred to as a: “Probate Caveat”, which does not necessarily involve restraint on land.
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Stepchildren’s Family Provisions Claims

Private: Kellie Woods
Special Counsel

Traditionally an Australian “family” was made up of a couple and one or more children. Progressively, the concept of “family” has evolved and changed. The Australian Bureau of Statistics refers …
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