Benaud’s estate bowled over

Benaud’s estate bowled over

Written by Eugene Reinboth 

The Press has recently referred to yet another well-known Australian who has had family members make a claim on his estate.

Richie Benaud’s estate had claims made by his former wife Marcia and his eldest son Gregory.

It is reported that Mr Benaud married Marcia in 1953 and divorced her in 1967 (almost 50 years ago). He married Daphne that year.

Mr Benaud died in April 2015 and was survived by Daphne, Marcia, Gregory and another son Jeffery.

The litigation settled very recently in the New South Wales Supreme Court with Marcia apparently indicating that she was “very happy, thank you, dear”.

Gregory is also reported as being pleased with the result. Justice Hallen praised the parties for reaching an agreement.

There is similar legislation in all States as that which permitted the claim to be made in New South Wales. Here in South Australia, a spouse, former spouse, children, and grandchildren, amongst others, can all make claims.

Persons making their wills and potential claimants will, therefore, benefit from discussing these issues with lawyers practising in the area, such as our team of Charlie Belperio, Eugene Reinboth and Roy Hasda who can be contacted on (08) 8212 1322.

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