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Kids fight for your cash as legal squabbles among families eat into estates

posted Nov 22, 2013, 2:14 AM by Greg Anastasi   [ updated Nov 22, 2013, 2:21 AM ]
The Australian April 2013

ADULT children are demanding a greater share of their parents' estates and are eating into assets to fight for more money.

Siblings and other family members are squabbling among themselves for more cash and property, airing secrets and other private information to bolster their chances in court.

Current and former judges believe succession laws could work better and point to a Law Reform Commission recommendation that would limit family provision claims made by non-dependent adult children.

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