Revocation: same-sex marriage and divorce

The historic change in the legal definition of marriage raises a number of issues in connection with estate planning including that of revocation by marriage. Revocation means that the will is no longer valid and either occurs “voluntarily” or by “operation of law”. A will may be revoked voluntarily by executing… >

Legal Definition of Marriage

The legal definition of marriage in Australia has changed today. In a historic change to the Australian law, The Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Bill 2017 today received Royal Assent from the Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove as the final step to effect this change of law, amending the… >

Changes in Legislation for Recognition of Same-Sex Couples in South Australia

Same Sex Relationship Register Last week, the South Australian Parliament approved legislation which would allow a register for same-sex couples to register their relationship with the state. This is likely to have a wide variety of implications for couples who chose to register their relationship, such as making it easier to… >