Smorgon family in court fight with ‘stepchild’ over late dad’s estate

Are estate disputes more likely when there’s something substantial to fight about? Not necessarily.

Large estates maybe financially justify the legal battles, but aren’t the sole reason because even if small estates can be the centre of contention especially when there soured personal relationships and grievances to air.
A member of one of Australia’s richest families who claims she was left out of her father’s will because she was conceived via artificial insemination is being blocked from accessing documents which would unveil his wealth, court documents reveal.