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Separation, re-partnering and intestacy


Posted By and on 15/06/21

Intestate estate where deceased twice ‘tribally married’ – Re Estate of Bunduck [2021] NTSC 12 (unreported BC202103987) The deceased was an Indigenous man who died intestate. He was survived by his wife and four adult children. He had married his wife in a tribal ceremony. The Northern Territory intestacy provisions require that where the value … Read more

Password to $200m digital currency account lost on death


Posted By on 12/02/19

By Kimi Shah (Senior Associate) and Ines Kallweit (Principal Solicitor) The founder of a Canadian cyrptocurrency exchange suddenly died overseas. His death has left about CAD$190 million (approx. AUD$200 million) of digital currency and tokens inaccessible through the QuadrigaCX exchange, according to court documents filed by his widow. Digital currency (ie cryptocurrency) is managed by … Read more

Re Tang: impact of multiple jurisdictions on proving Wills


Posted By on 17/01/19

This piece was co-written by Ines Kallweit (Principal Solicitor, KHQ Lawyers) and Susan Aufgang (Victorian Bar).  It first appeared in the December edition of the Wills & Probate Bulletin published by the Leo Cussen Centre for Law. Introduction Australia is a multicultural country, where almost one in two of its citizens was either born overseas or … Read more