The Perils of Dying at the Wrong Time of the Day!

It is usually never a good time to die, but did you know that the exact time of day of your death could have major consequences for who inherits your estate? This is a genuine and very real problem for [married] couples who jointly own property and die in a common accident. The operation of Read More …

Latin and Death Bed Gifts are alive and well!

It is not uncommon for a terminally ill person (the Donor) to gift assets to a loved one in contemplation of their anticipated demise. How does the law view such “Death Bed” gifting (“Donatio Mortis Causa” (or DMC for short!)) and can an aggrieved beneficiary under a Will challenge the gift if the effect is to have severely reduced the value of any remaining property passing under a Will?
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