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Time is of the Essence

If you wish to contest an Estate then you must do so within certain time-frames. A recent case from the Supreme Court of NSW has highlighted this fact. It involved two step-sisters and the Estate of Mr Stanley Harold Norton. Stanley was the step-father of Lynette O'Brien, who was left with only $5,000 from his Estate. Most of the Estate passed under Mr Norton's Will to his daughter - Belinda Luscombe. Stanley died in 2005, and Belinda was his Executor. By January 2006, Belinda and the Estate lawyers had arranged for the final distribution of the Estate. In 2013, Belinda and Lynette had a falling out on Facebook in relation to the house Belinda had inherited from Stanley. Lynette wrongly assu

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