LAW3422 Succession Law
|Faculty or Section :
||Faculty of Business and Law
|School or Department :
||School of Law
|Version produced :
||19 May 2013
Pre-requisite: (LAW3204 or LAW5704) and (LAW3206 or LAW5706)
Succession law is an important area of legal practice as it deals with what happens to a person's estate on the death of that person, including questions such as:
1.How are wills made, changed and interpreted?
2.When and why should a testator's will be subject to challenge?
3.To what extent should a testator be obliged to make provision in his or her will for certain classes of people (such as spouses and children)?
4.What happens when a person dies without a will?
5.How is a deceased estate administered?
In addition to considering these questions and the topics set out below, the course includes introductory skills in legal drafting and aims to give students a basic awareness of some of the other relevant issues in this area, such as the proposals for uniform succession laws, taxation considerations and issues surrounding superannuation.