PART 3: Parliament passes changes to succession dispute laws in Victoria

October, 2014

By Edward Skilton, Special Counsel, Private Advisory Team, Mills Oakley Lawyers

16th October, 2014

The Justice Legislation Amendment (Succession and Surrogacy) Bill 2014 (“Bill”) was passed by the Victorian Parliament this afternoon.

Please see Part 1 of this series of articles for a discussion of the original draft proposed changes, which would have offered increased protection against Will challenges in Victoria and please also see Part 2 of this series of articles for a discussion of the amendments to that first draft, which have now passed Parliament and will become law by July 2015.

What To Do

We would encourage any reader who is concerned about their succession plan or that of their client, not to worry about the changes nor to put the succession plan in the too hard basket, but to contact us to discuss how we might help to develop a robust plan to put them in the best possible position to be able to achieve their objectives and provide peace of mind for them and their loved ones.

Contact Mills Oakley

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Edward Skilton
Special Counsel
Private Advisory (Melbourne)
T:  +61 3 9605 0834
E:  eskilton@millsoakley.com.au

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