Legal Aid has created a page for parents considering going to Court about parenting matters. It contains helpful information about the process, the “who’s who” and resources for further reading.
Financial abuse of elderly parents on the rise as housing becomes more unaffordable
Elder abuse is an issue which is seeing an increase in focus, as the scale of the problem becomes apparent. As we await the publication of responses to the Elder Abuse Consultation paper released late last year, more information on the problem is being aired.
Generally the role of Executor is a gratuitous one and you will not be allowed to claim commission. However, there are exceptions to this rule.
- A Testator can leave a provision in their will for commission
- The Court has inherent jurisdiction to award commission
- Probate & Administration Act allows for commission