Deceased Estates

Supreme Court of NSW Court reports Straughen-Nicholson v Straughen [2019] NSWSC 1389 The deceased died on 3 April 2019. He was survived by two of his adult children, Rodney Straughen and Vikki Straughen. The third of the deceased’s three children, Karen Straughen (the mother of the plaintiff), predeceased him. Her…

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Family Law

Estate of the late Carney & Carney [2019] FamCAFC 166 (4 October 2019) Appeal by the estate of the deceased husband against property settlement orders.  The primary judge found that contributions of the husband and the wife to their property and to the welfare of the family were equal.  The…

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Estate Litigation

Stejskal v Hely & Ors [2019] NSWSC 1417 Supreme Court of New South Wales Kunc J The plaintiff was the son of the deceased. The plaintiff sought further provision from the deceased's estate believing their was inadequate provision provided. The son had specific accommodation needs. The Court determined whether the…

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