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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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    NSW Changing a Death Certificate

    Hi, early 2023 my uncle in the UK passed away, probate occured early this year, but his will was dated back to 1991. My uncle assigned a portion of his estate to my father, who unfortunately passed away in 2013. The will stated that in my fathers passing that my fathers children would be...
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    WA What to do in case of interstate death where parent's will status unknown.

    Hi All, I've a mother and father who both live in Western Australia. My father has remarried, and currently owns at least two properties with his second wife. We are rarely in contact and the relationship is strained, not least due to the nature of the woman he remarried to. Suffice to say she...
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    QLD Public Trustee mishandling of estate after death.

    My wife is the sole beneficiary of an estate handled by the Public Trustee Qld. The death happened on 24 December 2020 and the Public Trustee has been painfully slow in their handling of the estate. There is only a compensation payment she received before her death, as apart from that she had...
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    VIC Family excluding Defacto after death

    Hi Sorry if long, but my DeFacto partner of 15 years passed away and I was his next of kin on the hospital contact list. We have a house we both lived in for 7 years which has automatically transferred to me. After his death, his interfering sister from interstate decided to come and take things...
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    NSW Assault causing death but without an intent to kill - murder or manslaughter???

    If I hit/push someone (not intending to kill them) and they fall, hit their head on a coffee table and die, can this by manslaughter or murder
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    Solicitor certified copy of death certificate knowing it was a false document.

    A Family member completed the Death Certificate of another family member who died, the information left of her husband and three daughters. He did this to make it easier to claim property that the deceased had overseas as he was the only sibling or relative on the death certificate. He then...
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    NSW Death / home ownership and adult children

    Hi. I'm asking this on behalf of my mother. 30 years ago my parents bought a home my mother provided the deposit but for whatever reason only his name is on the deed. (there is a small amount still owing on the house) They have been married for 25 yrs now. My mums husband has a child from a...
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    Family not informed of death.

    My mother in law passed away in a nursing home, while she was there she was visited by my wife. She passed away and was cremated 6 days later. My brother who had power of attorney didn’t tell other family members that she died and family members only found out later when they went to the...
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    Does a Verbal Agreement over Land use terminate at death of one party?

    Hi, I hope someone can assist with this! I bought a property in late 2019. I had the boundary surveyed in May, 2020, at my expense, as my side neighbours kept driving on part of my land to access their back yard. There was no fencing between the two properties. They have refused to talk to...
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    QLD Death certificate has an error about deceased children. 2 are living 1 is deceased.

    My husbands Qld death certificate is incorrect. 2 children living. 1 deceased