Monthly Archives: September 2018

Ademption – what is it and how to avoid it?

Ademption is a long standing common law doctrine. In a modern-day Will making context the doctrine of ademption is where a gift in a Will fails to pass to the nominated beneficiary as a result of the testator no longer owning that property at their date of death. Where an ademption occurs not only does […]

What’s needed for a valid Will in NSW?

In NSW the principal piece of legislation that deals with Will making is the Succession Act (2006) (the Act). Section 6 of the Act sets out the requirements of a valid Will, which include that the Will is: in writing; signed by the Will maker (or by someone at the direction of the Will maker); […]