William Winter v James Kirkland  NZFC 2826
Published 01 August 2016
Testamentary promises and family protection claim — Family Protection Act 1955.
Following a settlement conference, trust funds were to be applied to buy the deceased’s wife a home on the condition that she would maintain the property and meet outgoings.
Cash assets of the estate were divided, with $345,000 going to the widow and $320,000 split between the adult children, adjusted to any remaining surplus after expenses.
**Note: names have been changed to comply with legal requirements.