The law tells us that to have a claim on an Estate you must:
Blended families and step-families are very common these days.
It is possible for a former partner to make a claim on your Estate, if there are factors that warrant that claim. The case of Lodin v Lodin; Estate of Dr Mohammad Masoud Lodin  NSWSC 10 demonstrates what can happen when a former partner makes an Estate claim.
The new First Home Buyers Assistance Scheme commenced 1 July 2017.
Changes were made to the Foreign Residential Capital Gains Withholding (FRCGW) from 1 July 2017.