Live Webinar: Yours, Mine and Ours: Factoring in the Inheritance Rights of “Other” Children


Date: Thursday 16th July 2020
Vic, NSW, Qld, ACT, Tas: 1pm to 2pm
SA & NT:  12.30pm to 1.30pm
WA: 11am to 12pm


The right of children to inherit from their parents is well accepted at law, but practical issues can make the application of the law complex. In an age of blended families, adopted children and children born from assisted reproductive technologies, what can practitioners advise their clients on potential claims to their estate and how to best structure to manage these? This session will provide a guide on claims by “other” children and how they can differ depending on State law, including:

  • Can foster children make a claim from the estate? What is the nature of the relationship and does the length of care affect rights?
  • What are the rights of adopted children? Can adopted children make a claim on their biological parents’ estate?
  • Do step children have the same rights as biological children?
  • Where a child is born by assisted reproductive technology can the child make a claim against a sperm or egg donor’s estate? Case study of Masson v Parsons [2019] HCA 21
  • Tips for estate planning to manage potential claims
Live Webinars,Estate planning and Wills,Live Webinar: Yours, Mine and Ours: Factoring in the Inheritance Rights of “Other” Children Warwick Gilbertson, Partner, Turnbull Hill Lawyers, Sydney

City born and country raised Warwick Gilbertson understands people as much as he understands the law. It is this combination of talents coupled with 40 years of experience that has seen Warwick become a sought after advisor regarding wills, powers of attorney, guardianship, trusts, companies, superannuation funds, business entities and the claims that can be made upon them.

Warwick has been a practising solicitor in NSW since 1980. He has extensive experience in contested wills and estate cases in the Equity and Probate Divisions of the Supreme Court. He is an Accredited Specialist in Family Law, a member of the Taxation Institute of Australia and a Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP).

Turnbull Hill Lawyers has teams that specialise in estate litigation, including claims for provision against estates, as well as trust estate administration and estate planning. They work with clients from all states of Australia.


This webinar is suitable for lawyers and accountants throughout Australia who advise in estate planning matters.

This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.


Registered live webinar delegates will receive a CPD certificate for attendance at this webinar.  Accountants can claim up to 1 CPD/Training hour.  Lawyers can claim up to 1 CPD units/point – substantive law.  This webinar has been designed to run for 1 hour, however, webinar lengths can vary depending on the level of questions and discussion.

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Product Code: RBFJUL20
 Price:   $198.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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