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dc.contributor.authorPeart, Nicola
dc.contributor.authorSutton, Richard
dc.date.available2019-04-29T20:55:09Z
dc.date.copyright2003
dc.identifier.citationSutton, RJ and Peart, NS, Testamentary claims by adult children - The agony of the "wise and just testator", Otago Law Review 10(3), pp 385-411 [2003].en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/9258
dc.description.abstractThe New Zealand Family Protection Act 1955 asks the courts to decide whether a will-maker has made “adequate provision…for the proper maintenance and support” of their adult child. The courts, applying these words, determine the extent to which conventional social values are applied by law to errant will-makers. In this article, the authors explore the results of the courts’ work, with particular reference to two recent decision of the Court of Appeal, Williams v Aucutt and Auckland City Mission v Brown. The article begins by considering some essential theoretical questions, before looking at the Law Commission’s radical proposal to limit adult children’s claims under the Act and discussing the Court of Appeal’s response to that proposal. The authors conclude that, as long as it is properly confined, the Court’s jurisdiction might still be useful to modify the results of the occasional irrational or frail exercise of will-making power.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherThe Otago Law Review Trust Boarden_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofOtago Law Reviewen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectIntestate lawen_NZ
dc.subjectProperty lawen_NZ
dc.titleTestamentary Claims by Adult Children – The Agony of the ‘Wise and Just Testator’en_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.date.updated2019-04-29T02:38:17Z
otago.schoolUniversity of Otago Faculty of Lawen_NZ
otago.relation.issue3en_NZ
otago.relation.volume10en_NZ
otago.bitstream.endpage411en_NZ
otago.bitstream.startpage385en_NZ
otago.openaccessOpenen_NZ
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