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Victoria (Australia): Succesion Laws final report

The Victoria Law Reform Commission's report on its review of succession laws was tabled in the Victorian Parliament on 15 October 2013

The report contains 78 recommendations to reform the laws that affect what happens to the assets of Victorians after they die.

The recommendations aim to:

  • reduce the costs of administering small estates, making it easier and cheaper to administer an estate when a person dies.
  • make the law clearer about which family members can challenge a will under family provision laws.
  • make the commissions and costs charged by executors more transparent, and provide new avenues for resolving disputes.
  • provide better public information to help will-makers, administrators and executors of wills.
  • bring Victoria in line with other states in relation to various succession laws

Download the Succesion Laws final report