PART 4: Changes to succession dispute laws in Victoria to commence from 1 January 2015

October, 2014

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

30th October, 2014

The Justice Legislation Amendment (Succession and Surrogacy) Act 2014 was proclaimed on 29 October 2014.

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 will apply to the estates of those dying on and after 1 January 2015.

Contact Mills Oakley

Mills Oakley 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.

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Edward Skilton
Special Counsel
Private Advisory (Melbourne)
T:  +61 3 9605 0834

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