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Dream Again – Living with Marfan Syndrome

Isaiah Austin, a true Basketball champion, lost his sight in one eye in the 8th grade, but forever maintained his “life vision”. Isaiah always had a dream that one day his name was going to be called in the NBA draft, that he would walk on the stage and accept his… Read more »

Can you die from a Broken Heart?

Broken Heart Syndrome is real.  Anyone who has lost a loved one, gone through a particularly painful break-up or grieving for a lost pet will testify to that one. But a metaphoric broken heart can (in some circumstances) actually lead to a cardiac arrest (amongst other things) which could ultimately lead to… Read more »

Elder Abuse and the Law

Elder law is an area of law that seems to be increasingly under the spotlight.  It’s seen as a niche & specialised are of the law, but is one that will affect us all in our old age.   Even more so over the next few years with our aging population…. Read more »

How to apply to the Court for protection on behalf of a person who has lost capacity

The New South Wales Succession Act (“the Succession Act”) and associated regulations allows for an application to be made to the Court for protection of a person who has lost testamentary capacity. An order can only be made if the person who has lost capacity is alive at the time… Read more »

Left Out of a Will

The following case study is from a Sydney Law Firm specialising in Will Disputes.   The main points of this case are:- When one parent remarries and leaves the estate to the new spouse. Power of Attorney sells home and buys a new home in his name only. Children could not claim… Read more »