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Lowe v Lowe [2014] NSWSC 371 (2 April 2014)

posted Apr 20, 2014, 9:20 PM by Greg Anastasi

Estate valueplaintiff win valueJudgeCost Plaintiff/sCost Defendantcost totalCost as %Comment

1mill-1.8mill214k trust -> 545KHallen J18000014032332032323"That over $320,000 has been spent in what is a fairly straightforward claim for a family provision order, in a reasonable sized, but not large, estate, is to be regarded as staggering."(Judge)

Marando v Rizzo [2012] NSWSC 739 (5 July 2012)

posted Jul 14, 2012, 3:45 AM by Greg Anastasi   [ updated Jul 14, 2012, 3:45 AM ]

Estate valueplaintiff winJudgeCost Plaintiff/s Cost Defendant Cost totalCost as % of estateComment 
Marando v Rizzo [2012] NSWSC 739 (5 July 2012)0->$50K Hallen AsJ

 $90,000

 $45,000  $135,0009Plaintiff on and off de facto / girl friend for only 8 months! gets $50k Plaintiff took $185,000 away from the deceased children with the help of the judge.

Carney v Jones [2012] NSWSC 352 (20 March 2012)

posted Jul 6, 2012, 3:35 AM by Greg Anastasi

Estate valueplaintiff winJudgeCost Plaintiff/s Cost Defendant Cost totalCost as % of estateComment 
 $5547580->$50K 0->$60K 0->$80K Macready  $65000  $72000  $157000 28Estate left to only biological child. Legacie reduced $555K to $208k. Will contested by 2 adult foster children and one adopted child. Quote from will. "AND I DECLARE that after careful consideration I have made no further provision in this my Will for my foster children the said CLEMENT RICHARD JONES, ALVA JESSIE GRIFFITHS and JUDITH ANN CARNEY as I have already made adequate provision for them."

Gardiner v Gardiner [2012] NSWSC 269 (16 March 2012)

posted Jun 29, 2012, 10:33 PM by Greg Anastasi

Estate valueplaintiff winJudgeCost Plaintiff/s Cost Defendant Cost totalCost as % of estateComment 
 $500000  $300K -> $320K Macready  $53200  $71857  $125057  25If the costs of these proceedings had not been incurred then each party would have received a further $60,000 !

Ivy Agnes Maud Twomey v Neridah McDonald [2012] NSWSC 22 (2 February 2012)

posted Jun 29, 2012, 10:28 PM by Greg Anastasi


Estate valueplaintiff winJudgeCost Plaintiff/s Cost Defendant Cost totalCost as % of estateComment 
 $627507  $185000  Nicholas J  $91500  $93500  $185000  29Adult daughter's application for order for provision out of time 

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