Schemes of distribution on intestacy, or rules of descent or inheritance of property, determine who is to receive an intestate’s property and how much each is to receive.

These rules are ‘default’ provisions which distribute the estate of a deceased person in the absence of an effective testamentary disposition by that person.

Although being in a ‘relationship’, being a ‘de facto’, ‘seeing each other’ or simply ‘casual’ are commonly interchangeable phrases in common talk, the implications of being in a De Facto relationship are significant.

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t is of paramount importance that, if a member of a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) is considering making a death binding nomination, the member should be familiar with the definition of “dependant” and to whom superannuation benefits can be cashed.

In property cases, whether you are starting, or filing a response or reply, you must provide disclosure by completing a Financial Statement with figures and estimates of your financial affairs with information that is true, to the best of your knowledge and given in good faith.

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