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The public trustee is an office established pursuant to national (and, where applicable, state or territory) statute, to act as a trustee, usually where a sum is required to be deposited as security by legislation, where courts remove another trustee, or for estates where either no executor is named by will or the testator elects to name the Public Trustee.

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    QLD Non-beneficiary contesting Will

    My grandmother passed away March this year and left her home and estate to myself, my brother and my cousin. My uncle (her Son) is contesting her wishes wanting half of the estate and her house. In the past he had to declare bankruptcy, he was abusive to his wife and daughter, he was a gambler...
  2. T.M.Milo

    WA Getting my life back

    I want to resume control of my own finances and cancel the Public Trustee arrangement. tHow do I cancel it?
  3. T.M.Milo

    WA Cancellation of Public Trustee

    If I’m a beneficiary in a public Trustee arrangement that I dispute and want to opt out of. How can I organise to cancel it.
  4. Ian Curtis

    NSW Does Financial Abuse Get Factored into Execution of Will?

    If my sibling sabotaged our inheritance, does that get taken into account when executing a will, which was made to be 50% each? I say "sabotaged" because the sibling is complicit with the public trustee's financial abuse. The background... Government Trustee took over financial management for...
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    QLD Removing the Public Trustee as Executor

    My father in law recently made a Will, using the public trustee's free service, however they listed themselves as the executor. He has now decided that he does not wish for the public trustee to act as executor, and would like my partner to take this role. A new Will has been drafted (without...
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    NSW Will - Do Solicitors Usually Keep a Copy?

    When preparing a will, do solicitors usually keep a copy in their files? Context: We understand that a will was drafted and signed for Mr X in the 1970s by F. W. Hall & Cedric Cullen of Harrogate House, 155 Castlereagh St, Sydney. In this will, we understand Mr X leaves his entire estate to...
  7. J

    NSW Can Executor of Will Appoint a Public Trustee?

    Hello everyone. I would like to know whether an executor of will /trustee can appoint a solicitor to become them. Like the Public Trustee.
  8. CuriousAussie

    QLD Beneficiary of a Deceased Estate - Consequences as a Discharged Bankrupt?

    Hi I am apparently the beneficiary of a deceased estate of a cousin I hadn't seen in 35 years. I have been sent a form by the Public Trustee and one of the questions is, have you ever been declared bankrupt? I have been, in 2012 and was discharged in 2015. It wasn't a major bankruptcy (not the...
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    TAS Recovering Money Transferred to Deceased Mother's Bank Account?

    Hi everyone, I recently transferred a large sum of money ($50,000) from my overseas bank account to my mother's bank account here as I wasn't able to transfer the money to my own Australian account. She had agreed to transfer the money back to me as soon as she could, but she passed away not...
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    QLD How Long Will Public Trustee Keep Property on the Market?

    My father-in-law is named in his now deceased partner's will. He is due to inherit a certain amount. As I understand it, there are a few other people who will also receive a certain amount of money, with the remainder going to the partner's son. The only assets of any significance is the...