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    VIC What is Expected of a Social Worker's Professional Conduct?

    Hi all/anyone, In keeping the question short, my wife had to travel overseas to care for her parents. Her farther is approaching 90 and hospitalised at time of departure from Australia and mother with onset of Alzheimers. During this period, our child (17-year-old) self-admitted herself into a...
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    NSW Notice to Vacate for Tenants with Four-Year Lease?

    My wife has a disability support pension and I have a carer pension. We are renting a house in Sydney. We moved into the current property as tenants in June 2015. On the lease application I was asked to state the desired tenancy term for which I stated 4 years. The application was accompanied...
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    WA Sibling Helped Parents Make a Will - Is This Legal?

    Hi, Recently, one of my siblings helped my parents make a will with an online will kit. The sibling made herself the main beneficiary of the will along with making herself trustee with the discretion to distribute funds as she sees fit. At the same time, she had my parents sign a power of...
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    VIC Will Changed Due to Coercion - Is Will Legal?

    My father just passed away in Victoria. For the last 2 1/2 years of his life, he was in a nursing home due to severe cognitive decline which progressed to Alzheimers. He was put into the home by my brother's children who also applied for Administration Orders through VCAT. All three persons...
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    NSW Can Sibling with Power of Attorney Sell House Without Consent?

    Can the person who has Power of Attorney (eldest daughter & eldest of 4 siblings) put the mother's house up for sale without the mother's consent or knowledge even if the mother is not mentally capable of giving consent due to having Alzheimers & is in long-term care in the hospital ? Also, can...
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    NSW How to Close Partner's SMSF (Self Managed Super Fund)?

    My partner has a self-managed super fund opened some years back with his ex-wife. This fund has been left dormant since around 2009, it has $17.25 in it & as far as I can see in that time the amount has been around the same. My partner, at the age of 52, has just entered the 2nd stage of younger...
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    WA Nursing Home and Guardian Advocate Negligence of Father with Alzheimers

    My dad has Alzheimers and has been put in a number of different nursing homes with a guardian advocate in control. My dad has been in and out of the emergency room in hospitals for life threatening incidents where no one ever knows what happened. Dad is always being chemically sedated on too...
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    QLD New Will Made - Is It Valid?

    An elderly member of my family has recently passed away. We have now learned that another member of the family took him to have a new will made 2 years ago - unbeknownst to the rest of us. The person who arranged to have the new will made is also the executor. My deceased family member was taken...
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    NSW Help with Elderly mother

    My question is regarding my mother who is 84 years old, has help in the home currently but her alzheimers is progressively getting worse very quickly. I have two brothers and myself, about 2 years ago I found out by chance that my middle brother had acquired power of attorney over my mother, he...