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Amending the Administration and Probate Act 1958

Amending the Administration and Probate Act 1958

By Succession Law Committee



The LIV is seeking amendments to the Administration and Probate Act 1958 which will make it easier for beneficiaries of an estate, including charities, to be notified of an entitlement under a will.

The submission details four proposed amendments to the Administration and Probate Act 1958 (Vic) to consider. These amendments cover:

1.) The definition of "eligible person" under Part IV, category (j) of the APA;

2.) Additional obligations on the Legal Personal Representative of a deceased estate to inform beneficiaries within a specific period;

3.) Amendments to s15 of the APA relating to beneficiaries and executors; and

4.) Amendments to s70L(2) of the APA, relating to the distribution of an estate on intestacy.

You can read the full submission here.


Succession Law Committee
(03) 9607 9413


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