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Interpretation of Testamentary Documents

Interpretation of Testamentary Documents

By Gino Dal Pont

Interpretation of Testamentary Documents is a practical and accessible guide for legal practitioners on matters where the testator’s intention is not made clear. With uncertainty possibly infecting the property the subject of succession, the persons who may take that property, or the shares to be taken by those persons, this text is an invaluable resource

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    Interpretation of Testamentary Documents is a practical and essential reference for practitioners in this dynamic field of estates law.

    Interpretation of Testamentary Documents is a practical and accessible guide for legal practitioners on matters where the testator’s intention is not made clear. With uncertainty possibly infecting the property the subject of succession, the persons who may take that property, or the shares to be taken by those persons, this text provides an invaluable resource for practitioners requiring guidance on these matters.

    Features:

    • Essential reference for all practitioners engaged in estates law
    • Clear and practical guide
    • Multi-jurisdictional
    • Highly esteemed author
  • About the author

    Gino Dal Pont is a Professor of the Faculty of Law at the University of Tasmania. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan (LLM) and the University of Tasmania (LLD), and is admitted to practice in New South Wales, as well as being a Certified Practising Accountant. He has written widely in areas including equity and trusts and lawyers’ professional responsibility, and is also the General Editor of Halsbury’s Laws of Australia and author of the New South Wales Solicitors Manual. Professor Dal Pont is a Fellow of both the Australian Academy of Law and the College of Law.

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    ISBN: 9780409348880

    Published: 2019

    Format: Softcover

  • Table of contents

    Part I Principles

    1. Nature of Testamentary Interpretation 
    2. Approaching the Process of Interpretation 
    3 Rules of Interpretation (‘Construction’)

    Part II Property

    4. Scope of Testamentary Property 
    5. Identifying Testamentary Property 
    6. Interpreting Terms Relating to Property

    Part III Persons

    7. Interpreting Gifts to Persons by Description 
    8. Class gifts

    Part IV Portions

    9. Legacies 
    10. Gifts of Income 
    11. Conditional Testamentary Gifts 
    12. Shared Testamentary Gifts 
    13. Absolute and Limited Interests 
    14. Vested and Contingent Testamentary Gifts 
    15. Testamentary Options 
    16. Personal Representatives’ Powers 
    17. Residuary Gifts 
    18. Failure of Gift

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