Peter George v Pauline Blomfield [2016] NZFC 5637

Published 20 October 2016

Whether will-maker breached moral duty — Family Protection Act 1955, ss 4 and 11 — Williams v Aucutt [2000] 2 NZLR 479. Adequate support for the applicant was made by the will-maker and there was no breach of moral duty on the facts. “Support” is not limited to meeting economic needs (Williams v Aucutt), and an unequal distribution among the children reflected the many years of friendship and care the daughter had provided to her father. Judgement date: 30 May 2016.