Making a will can be uncomfortable which is why many of us put it off, but the cutting out of Liz Hurley's son Damian from his late father, Steve Bing's family trust shows that even when you do have a will in place there are no guarantees.
We asked for your stories about family disputes over inheritance and were overwhelmed with sad responses, proving that even when you don't have millions of dollars at stake, things can still turn ugly after a family member dies.
The Quicky speaks to one listener who shares her horror story, and two legal experts in estate planning to find out what you can do to ensure that when you die, your surviving family members aren't left arguing about what you leave behind.
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Host/Producer: Claire Murphy
Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane
Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri
Taylor* - Has lived through a horrendous family dispute over her grandmother's estate
Chris Herrald - Partner at Mullins Lawyers, a firm with one of Queensland's most respected wills and estates practices
*Name has been changed to protect anonymity
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