Nevill  FCCA 235 (17 March 2016)Keywords- divorce- property settlement - most assets in New Zealand - jurisdiction – Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010 (TTPA) – most appropriate court
Cohen v Cohen  NSWSC 336 (24 March 2016)Keywords: power of attorney – breach of fiduciary obligation – unconscionable dealing - special disadvantage
Ghazel and Anor  FamCAFC (4 March 2016)Keywords- validity of marriage – foreign marriage – potential polygamous marriage
Nofz as executor of the estate of Henry Matthew Fitzgerald (deceased) v Kane & Ors  QSC 372 (30 November 2015)Keywords: beneficiaries incorrectly described or non-existent- intention The following case shows how a court interprets a Will that has been wrongly described.
Telfer  FCWA 2 (4 January 2016)Keywords: Property – initial contributions – adjustments under s 75(2) – post separation contributions - court makes adjustment in favour of wife
Re the estate of Allan John Young; Ex parte Young  WASC 409Keywords: informal will- unsigned- intention to sign- probate granted
Chancellor & McCoy  FCCA 53Keywords: de facto relationship – property division – 27-year relationship - no intermingling of finances
Background and timelineThe couple met in 1982 and began their de facto relationship. The applicant is now 59, still employed and respondent 55, retired and looking after her elderly parents.
In the Estate of Milind Bedake  ACTSC 267 (2 September 2015)The deceased was born on 24 April 1973. He moved to Australia permanently in 1998. On 1 October 2002, he got into a motor vehicle accident and suffered severe head injuries. A letter dated 6 January 2006 from a doctor in the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit at a Hospital in the ACT stated that the deceased had no mental capacity to make decisions.
Sandford & Cobb  FamCA 11 (20 January 2016) Keywords: children taken without knowledge of father – mother not supportive of father's time with children – therapeutic counselling – reintroduction to father - family report - application to transfer matter dismissed.