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Testator's family maintenance: are stepchildren eligible?
Record ID:
18737
Format:
LIJ Article
Year:
1997
Author:
Arthur, John ;
Source:
LIJ (1997) 71 No 5
Date_of_entry:
17/06/1997
Legislation:
Appeal Costs Act 1964 s 13, Pt IV
Notes:
The Court of Appeal recently overturned a decision of Nathan J and affirmed that, unlike most other Australian jurisdictions, Victorian law does not currently allow stepchildren to claim testator's family maintenance.
Section:
Articles
Cases:
Roydon Hugh Popple (as executor of the estate of Eric William Poppledeceased) v Jennnifer May Rowe & Ors, unreported, 20 March 1997, SCVic CA ; Roydon Hugh Popple (as executor of the estate of Eric William Poppledeceased) v Jennnifer May Rowe & Ors, unreported, 14 February 1997, Nathan J,SCVic ; Barrett v Thurling [1984] 2 NSWLR 683 ; Harris v Ashdown (1985) 3 NSWLR 193 ;
Month:
May


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