Principles of Australian Succession Law, 4th edition
A comprehensive introduction to the law of succession in Australia
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Principles of Australian Succession Law provides an easy-to-read overview of the law governing wills, intestacies, family provision, and probate and administration. It is a useful reference text for legal practitioners wishing to refresh their knowledge of certain aspects of succession law. It is also a clear and logical explanation of succession law for students, with numerous simple examples of what the more difficult concepts mean in real life, together with the benefit of being able to review key topics for a variety of chapters through online-only problems modelled after standard examination questions.
• New online learning resources available for students of succession law
• Dal Pont, Law of Executors and Administrators
• Dal Pont, Law of Succession, 3rd edition
• De Groot & Nickel, Family Provision in Australia, 6th ed
• Perkins & Monahan, Estate Planning: A Practical Guide for Professionals Helping Australians Age Well, 5th edition
Table of contents
- Chapter 1 Introduction
- Chapter 2 The General Nature of a Will
- Chapter 3 Making a Will — the Mental Elements
- Chapter 4 Statutory Wills: Wills for Persons Who Lack Testamentary Capacity
- Chapter 5 Making a Will — the Formal Requirements
- Chapter 6 Revocation and Alteration of Wills
- Chapter 7 Republication and Revival
- Chapter 8 Construction of Wills
- Chapter 9 Gifts by Will
- Chapter 10 Distribution on Intestacy
- Chapter 11 Family Provision
- Chapter 12 Personal Representatives
- Chapter 13 Grants of Representation
- Chapter 14 The Administrative Process
- Part 1 — Functions and Duties of Personal Representatives
- Chapter 15 The Administrative Process
- Part 2 — Powers, Rights and Liabilities of Personal Representatives
- Chapter 16 Survivorship