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Inheritance is the practice of passing on private property, titles, debts, rights, and obligations upon the death of an individual. The rules of inheritance differ among societies and have changed over time.

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    Inheritance and International Law

    Hi, I was hoping to get some information if someone can help me: Scenario: Person A permanently relocates to Australia from overseas. Person A is married to an Australian and they have a child in Australia. Person A had two children from a previous relationship who remain in Person A's native...
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    fathers inheritance effecting centerlink benefits?

    I am looking to get some advice, if you anyone is able to assist.. My Father is about to inherit some money, and a percentage of a property. He is currently on Centerlink benefits. I am trying to find out on Services Australia if the property inheritance will effect his benefits, but they don’t...
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    How does an inheritance affect a disability pension?

    Hi! My nephew (who is on a disability pension) may be receiving a lump sum via an inheritance. From $50-100k. He currently has a mortgage & that money will go directly to help paying it off. Can he still legally collect his pension, or must he live off this inheritance? He only has the one...
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    NSW Brother wants to disclaim inheritance but doesn't want to sign anything

    Hi everyone, My mother has passed away and left my brother and I as the residual beneficiaries of the estate - 50/50. The will also says that if my brother has died, but has children, my brother's children (mum's grandchildren) will inherit his share equally. My mother chose me to be the...
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    QLD Inheritance in bankruptcy once removed

    My husband is currently a bankrupt. His mother changed her will prior to him becoming bankrupt, disinheriting him in favour of his son (her grandson, my stepson). My mother in law has since died and my stepson is due to inherit. If he transfers any money to me (not my husband) could that be...
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    QLD Disclaiming inheritance in name of underage child

    My son and his underage dotter need to disclaim/reject inheritance in Poland - it is only debt. The Polish law requires a statement from both parents disclaiming inheritance in the name of underage child. In Poland, such statement requires Family court certification, but if a child lives...
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    TAS Disclaiming inheritance

    I am one of two executors of my mother's will, one of my siblings has stated that he wants to disclaim his share of the inheritance. I have asked him to rethink and not be too hasty. I said I would forward some general information about disclaiming to him, which I will do so. I can see that he...
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    QLD Early inheritance

    My father in law passed away mid 2019 and is survived by 2 children, my wife and her brother, who lives interstate. My brother in law went through a divorce in 2007, and my FIL gave him $300K out of his inheritance for bills and to purchase his house. My FIL changed the will outlining that my...
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    ACT Inheritance concern

    After my father passed away 9 months ago my sister and I had to sell the house and my mother had to move into a nursing home because she has dementia. My sister and I now have POA of her fiances. The nursing homes fees are about $474 more than her pension per fortnight. A bit concerned about...
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    QLD Bankruptcy and inheritance

    If I was discharged from bankruptcy Jan 2010 and inherited some mone when my motherdied dec 2019 please confirm if I am entitled to receive this thanks andrea