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New inheritance laws in the pipeline

National News // Sept. 23, 2020

Proposed new laws on inheritance have passed the lower house of Parliament.

Backers say the current rules – which are more than 100 years old – fail to recognize the modern family.

Pixabay New inheritance laws in the pipeline

Many families these days are blended, with either second spouses or cohabitors and step-children.

Under the current rules many members of these families would have no right of inheritance. The new rules will allow more flexibility for the will-writer.

The proposals received cross party support with the backing of the government.

It now goes to the Senate.

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