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    QLD Inheritance to be received by Discharged Bankrupt. Stat Dec question.

    My wife was discharged from bankruptcy 20 months ago. A few weeks ago, her father died and she has been named as a beneficiary in the will. Her bankruptcy trustee has advised that they do not have an interest or claim on any inheritance she receives and she can keep any inheritance. Also, there...
  2. E

    Maladministration of will

    I’ve got some serious reservations about the distribution of a will that was meant to be split amongst the surviving children... What evidence does the executor need to provide about the administration of the deceased estate? What can be done if it’s later found out one of the executors was...
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    QLD Husbands sister is destroying will

    So... my husbands father passed away on Saturday. One month and one day after finding out he had terminal cancer. My husband spent all but one weekend with him I. The lead up to his death. The weekend he didn’t spend with him, his sister took a truck up and loaded it with anything of any value...
  4. Rocklyn

    NSW Definition of Grandchildren as Stated on Will?

    Hi, My mother asked me to review her will to make sure it aligns to her intent. There is an item that states "'...and any other grandchildren born after the date of this will". This leads me to ask: Q1 - Does the legal definition of " grandchildren" in estate planning include...
  5. M

    QLD One co-executor is controlling and unfair

    My brother and I are co-executors of our mother's will. I am trying to be transparent; I do not believe he is. I asked that his partner not be involved and requested only blood relatives be involved. He has sent his partner and his daughter to stay at the house and will not answer my requests...
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    NSW preparation of assets for sale by executor

    Our estate is being prepared for sale. The estate consists of a house and two vacant adjoining blocks. It was decided to dispose of the vacant blocks first. The original house was badly positioned and aligned on the first block, and the parents extended a patio over the adjoining second block...
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    Can you bind an heir?

    Hi Folks My work has offered me a retirement agreement whereby I am entitled to receive an income steam I currently receive as an employee, in retirement at the same rate of earning. The nature of income stream means it will likely reduce to nil over roughly a 10 year period. I estimate in year...
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    WA Is Relative Capable of Writing His Will While Under Guardianship?

    Hello, I have a question regarding a close relative. He has been declared incapable of managing his finances due to a mental health illness and his sister is has guardianship. Their relationship has unfortunately deteriorated over the years. One particular thing that I want to ask about is...
  9. S

    QLD Entitled to Know Where My Dad's Resting Place Is?

    Hi. Am I legally entitled to know where my father's final resting place is? And if none yet, am I entitled to know where his ashes are? I lost my dad 3 years ago, and my step mother (whom I do not get along with) has them. 1 year after his death I sent her an email asking where my dads' final...
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    QLD Wills and Estate Planning - What If Husband Dies at Same Time?

    Long time married. House in husband's name only. Both die at same time. Would the house be part of husband's estate only, or would it be considered communal property and be 50/50 part of each estate? (This is to know if this scenario needs to be addressed in Will, and estate planning...