|481||Title:||INHERITANCE (PROVISION FOR FAMILY AND DEPENDANTS) ORDINANCE||Gazette Number:|
|Section:||14||Heading:||Provisions supplementary to sections 12 and 13||Version Date:||30/06/1997|
(1) Where the exercise of any of the powers conferred by section 12 or 13 is conditional on the court being satisfied that a disposition or contract was made by a deceased person with the intention of defeating an application for financial provision under this Ordinance, that condition shall be fulfilled if the court is of the opinion that, on a balance of probabilities, the intention of the deceased (though not necessarily his sole intention) in making the disposition or contract was to prevent an order for financial provision being made under this Ordinance or to reduce the amount of the provision which might otherwise be granted by an order thereunder.
(2) Where an application is made under section 13 with respect to any contract made by the deceased and no valuable consideration was given or promised by any person for that contract then, notwithstanding anything in subsection (1), it shall be presumed, unless the contrary is shown, that the deceased made that contract with the intention of defeating an application for financial provision under this Ordinance.
(3) Where the court makes an order under section 12 or 13 it may give such consequential directions as it thinks fit (including directions requiring the making of any payment or the transfer of any property) for giving effect to the order or for securing a fair adjustment of the rights of the persons affected thereby.
(4) Any power conferred on the court by section 12 or 13 to order the donee, in relation to any disposition or contract, to provide any sum of money or other property shall be exercisable in like manner in relation to the personal representative of the donee, and -