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Elder Law & Succession Committee say no change required.

posted Nov 20, 2011, 11:14 PM by Greg Anastasi
ChangeFPA have received a letter from the Elder Law & Succession Committee in response to my submission.
They say that adult children were in the 1982 Act and that hasn't changed (brilliant !!)
They then point out that the court compares its decisions to other courts from a long time ago and thats really good ( ingeniousness !!)
In short there is nothing wrong with the family provision Chapter of the Succession Act 2006 (NSW).

So read it for your self.

15 November 2011 

Mr Greg Anastasi
By email only:

Dear Mr Anastasi,

Your letter to the Elder Law & Succession Committee on family grovision

The Elder Law and Succession Committee (the “Committee") of the Law Society of New South Wales represents the Law Society of NSW and its members in the areas of elder and succession law as they relate to the legal needs of people in NSW.

The Committee thanks you for your letter in relation to the family provision Chapter of the Succession Act 2006 (NSW) and considered it at its last meeting on 31 October 2011.

The Committee notes that provision for adult children was a part of the Family Provision Act 1982 and that there has been no change to this position in the current Act.

The Committee notes also that Courts are guided by long-standing jurisprudence on this issue.

Given the above, the Committee would not advocate a change to this chapter of the Succession Act 2006.
Yours sincerely,

Stuart Westgarth

Greg Anastasi,
Nov 20, 2011, 11:14 PM