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Death is the permanent cessation of all biological functions that sustain a living organism. Phenomena which commonly bring about death include aging, predation, malnutrition, disease, suicide, homicide, starvation, dehydration, and accidents or major trauma resulting in terminal injury. In most cases, bodies of living organisms begin to decompose shortly after death.Death – particularly the death of humans – has commonly been considered a sad or unpleasant occasion, due to the affection for the being that has died and the termination of social and familial bonds with the deceased. Other concerns include fear of death, necrophobia, anxiety, sorrow, grief, emotional pain, depression, sympathy, compassion, solitude, or saudade. Many cultures and religions have the idea of an afterlife, and also hold the idea of reward or judgement and punishment for past sin.

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    QLD Email death threats from employer

    I have endured 7yrs of sexual harassement and abuse, including sexual assault and indecent exposure from boss. He has emailed me a few viscous death threats on business letterhead if i caused him any trouble he would hunt me forever and end my life, and another things will go bad for me and he...
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    WA Life insurance proceeds to nominated beneficiaries

    If a parent nominates their life insurance to go to a child (assume adult child), would they need to stipulate what the life insurance proceeds is to be used for? For example - Father nominates an adult child (whom is a dependent still living at home) as the beneficiary of the life insurance...
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    NSW Can I contest a Binding death benefit nomination

    My mother passed away. Her will states 25% to each child, there are 4 of us. Her binding death benefit form states 28.8% to each of the 3 siblings & 13.3% to me. Can I contest this. (Father has also passed away)
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    QLD Will question with Dementai involved

    Hi, I'm asking for a friend, my friend's husband made a will 2014 which left everything to his wife. Six months prior (June 2019) to his death (death was Jan 2020) he changed the will without the wife's (carer) knowledge. He has stated in the current will that the martial home of over 20...