Inheritance (Family and Dependants Provision) Amendment Bill 2007

Bill No.234

SynopsisThe purpose of this Bill is to update and modernise the law in relation to family provision. In particular, this Bill will enable a claim to be made against a deceased estate by a step child in two limited circumstances, and where there exists a duty to maintain a step child or there is a legitimate expectation.

The Bill will also address the following areas of family law:
  • kinship relationships;
  • costs;
  • undisclosed property;
  • interim orders;
  • probate and letters of administration; and
  • evidence.

StatusLegislative Council Second Reading 11/20/2007
Different sections of this Act come into operation on Royal Assent and Proclamation. For details refer to Commencement Clause of the Bill

Current Bill


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Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 09/27/2007  
First Reading 09/27/2007  
Second Reading 09/27/2007  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 11/20/2007  
Third Reading 11/20/2007  

Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 11/21/2007  
First Reading 11/21/2007  
Second Reading 11/21/2007  
Second Reading Speech