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    Am I able to request AMP to freeze my late father's account without Probate?

    I am frustrated because, as the executor of my father's will, I have notified AMP that he is deceased and since have been trying to get them to freeze his AMP super account to stop it from being affected by the stock market. Meaning I'd like them to leave it in their care and not administer it...
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    VIC Beneficiary Disclaiming Benefit Through an Affidavit?

    My aunt is executor of will of my late grandmother's deceased estate which is given to me as the main beneficiary. I don't want it and want to distribute it to other family members. Can I disclaim a benefit by making an affidavit with the condition to have it distribute to others?
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    VIC Will Unfair to Siblings - What to Do?

    Hi all, So my mum passed away recently and she has 7 children in total. 1 child has been left as executor of will and has been left 1/7 of the estate. The remaining 6/7 of the estate is to be divided equally between 14 grandchildren (to be accessed only when they are 21). 9 of the grandkids...
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    WA Executor not giving information about deceased’s firearms

    It has been six months since my father in law passed and we have requested information from the administrator of his estate (no probate on estate and she did not apply for probate even though she said she did we had to apply to the courts to find out) for either a letter or information on...
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    TAS Change Trustee on Testamentary Trust

    My eldest sister passed away and stated in her will: “I appoint J be my executor and trustee. lf J is unwilling or unable to act as my executor and trustee I appoint S as my executor and trustee” J agreed to be executor and trustee. J finalised the will and created 2 testamentary trusts for...
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    VIC Can you refuse to sell a property of deceased estate

    Hello, this is regarding a deceased estate. My mother has made a will and named my Aunty as executor. My brother, sister and I are beneficiaries. The grant of probate has gone through and my Aunty has had one real estate agent and we got two others to get advice on sale of the property. My...
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    NSW Right of residency and Deceased estate

    My husband is a beneficiary of his mothers deceased estate and also has right of residency. The will states that if he pre deceases his brothers his share remains in the residue of the property, but if the brothers die first their shares go to their estates. He is concerned now he is married...
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    VIC Opinions on Contest a Will?

    My elderly mother has recently passed away. My father died years ago and an older sibling, who lived with them, became my mother's carer, as she had dementia...although died from cancer. Both my mother and father had the same will originally, leaving the deceased estate to each other, and if /...
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    NSW Deceased Estate Elderly Abuse

    My aunty passed away last year in NSW. All family live in Qld. She had two younger people move in some 18months prior to her being placed in a home as she was suffering dementia. She left her entire estate to them - some $3-$4m. A "hold" has been put on the Will for the families to contest...
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    VIC Co-Executor of Will has Dementia - Help?

    Hi, There are 2 questions for anyone with information: 1: My father passed away 2 weeks ago and we have found out that my dad's partner (of 20+ years) and my brother are both co-executors of dad's will. My dad's partner is now in her early eighties and has Alzheimer's disease with terrible...