Michael John Askew v John Paul Askew [2015] NSWSC 192

EQUITY - Succession - claim for family provision order under Succession Act s 59 - Where applicant is an adult child of deceased - Where deceased did not make provision for applicant in will - Whether adequate provision made for proper maintenance, education and advancement in life of applicant - Consideration of matters under Succession Act s 60(2) - Disentitling conduct alleged - Value of the estate’s property in dispute - Extent of debts in dispute - Issues in respect of the plaintiff’s and defendant’s circumstances - Question of right to reside or life interest in favour of deceased’s brother - Plaintiff’s right to costs challenged - Order for cost capping sought by defendant - Application by plaintiff to reopen - Provision as a lump sum or percentage of net real estate proceeds.

Michael John Askew v John Paul Askew [2015] NSWSC 192