Help! My husband wants the house but I want to leave it for my children – what are my options?

  Humans are the most complex animal and we regularly make our family structures and lives more complex than ordinary simple estate planning can cater for properly. I am referring to blended families. Not only do interpersonal relationships between the people in the family become more nuanced, but financial structures and testamentary intentions [...]

2019-02-06T09:03:06+00:00February 3rd, 2019|

Be wary of saying ‘this will all be yours one day’

An ‘equitable estoppel argument’ is a legal term covering a promise made by one family member to another about ultimate inheritance of a family business or rural property. This is a growing area of the law, with many more cases coming before senior state courts in recent years. One case in particular, Browne v Browne, [...]

2018-12-02T13:04:20+00:00November 22nd, 2018|