Widow, 24, fights for money left to disabled granddaughter

Evi Frastika
Evi Frastika

A SUNSHINE Coast millionaire's widow has fought to get more money from her husband of just eight month's estate after the majority was left to his autistic granddaughter.

Indonesian Ni Luh Ayu Evi Frastika was just 24 when she married Dicky Beach man Russell Walter O'Halloran, who died in September 2014 at the age of 70.

Mr O'Halloran and his second wife Ms Frastika had been in a relationship for 10 months before marrying.

After his death, Ms Frastika was left with two cars and $10,000, and also received $150,000 by way of a binding death nomination.

The bulk of Mr O'Halloran's estate was given to his autistic granddaughter, 14. He was granted sole parental responsibility for her in 2006 and she is now in foster care and requires a fulltime carer.

Mr O'Halloran wanted his granddaughter to be "adequately provided for after his death" and to "receive sufficient funds  to complete her further education," according to court documents.

"He wanted his granddaughter to receive his residence, chattels and personal effects, and the balance of his estate."

But in August 2015, Ms Frastika applied to the Supreme Court of Queensland for more money from the estate, claiming she had helped to care for her husband and his granddaughter.

Court documents reveal that the $150,000 she received was sent to Indonesia, which Ms Frastika alleges was used to repay a debt owed by her parents".

Justice Boddice said Ms Frastika would have difficulty in establishing that the provision for her in the will was inadequate given the two were only in a relationship for 18 months.

Ms Frastika's application was dismissed.


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