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Real estate is "property consisting of land and the buildings on it, along with its natural resources such as crops, minerals or water; immovable property of this nature; an interest vested in this (also) an item of real property, (more generally) buildings or housing in general.

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    Superannuation of late husband

    Hi, My husband whom I was separated passed away last year; he was working for the US firm, and retired in 2018. We agreed and signed the pension election consent plan, which says without my consent as a legal wife, the plan cannot be changed. In case of his passing, I was supposed to be...
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    NSW Is the estate legally liable to reimburse an executor for private legal advice

    The estate has been administered and all money is in trust waiting for distribution. One executor employed a solicitor privately to communicate with the other executors. The estate was sent invoices for the independent legal fees by this solicitor and a direction for these to be paid from estate...
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    QLD estate settlement

    can the solicitor acting for the executors also act for a separate beneficiary in the same estate?
  4. DaniDee

    QLD Equity Claim on behalf of the Estate

    Brief Background I'm currently in contested will proceedings for Testator lacked capacity The named Executor is the applicant for probate but also spouse, EPOA, and has applied for Superannuation as a dependent. I am classed as a beneficiary, but I am taking all the necessary steps to protect...
  5. AG92

    Estate Question - Coercian

    Hi team, I have a tricky scenario I am trying to help my Mother with. Details as follows: Mum’s parents are getting on in age and will probably pass in the next year or two Mum is one of two siblings Mum’s brother is coercing her parents into selling their O/O property (value estimated...
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    NSW Divorce with no kids and real estate

    Hi All, I am a lot worried as I am looking to file divorce. I am a 36 year old male, moved to Australia in 2017. Been married since 6 years with no kids and real estate. I have savings of $200k, and wife has only worked for about a year since we moved here. How will the finances be split when I...
  7. Abbeyroadcrossing

    VIC Could I sue real estate agent?

    Hello, My partner and I recently purchased our first house in the Dandenong Ranges. The transaction was extremely stressful. My partner and I really loved the house, but the building report showed that a load bearing wall had been knocked out without a permit. The work was done very poorly...
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    VIC Joint executors and beneficiaries

    OK - The will states "I DIRECT my Trusties to sell my unit ..." (emphasis as printed) to date no probate has been applied for and the relocatable DPU resides on one 1 trustees property. There are several joint executors & trusties (they are the only beneficiaries listed and are all executors &...
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    VIC Undercharged(?) by Real Estate agent

    Hi there, I recently sold a property and had the remainder of the deposit returned to me. The invoice I received did not clearly break down the costs. With numbers in excess of $12k listed simply as "general expenses". When I queried these costs the real estate agency came back to me with...
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    QLD Legality of setting up estate

    I just want to find out, if a relative passes away whom you are not close with and they had no will, are you legally required to get a letter of administration and finalise their affairs?