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    Addendum to a will

    My brother and I are executors for my mother's will. She died recently. Her estate is small. We do not require probate in Victoria. A certain bank will allow us to open an "Estate of" account, so that we can execute her will. However, when prepared, my mother used my middle name in the will for...
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    QLD Can a spouse be written out of a will?

    Hi All, This question may have been asked before but I couldn't see anything like it in the search I made, so. If I marry, my wife inherits my house upon my passing automatically. I think that's how it works, but. Can I write a will in such a way that, if she is not a 'joint tenant' on the Title...
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    NSW Mum wants will to pass to kids but prohibit sale of family home

    Mum's making a will - her main asset is the family home - in her will she wants to split equally residual assets b/w the 3 adult kids and for the 3 adult kids to share equally in the family home - but doesn't want the home to be sold (ie. to then have it pass onto grandkids....). I've done some...
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    SA Principles relevant to application for stay of orders (pending appeal of property trial judgement)

    I am appealing a judgement on property issues. Does anyone have information on the principles relevant to whether a stay of orders will be granted? I am required to pay a large sum of money to my ex-partner, to do so will probably require selling a house that I want to keep and would most...
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    VIC mother's will

    I am trying to persuade my 93 year old mother (who is perfectly competent) to make a new will. Her existing will leaves her estate to me and my sister in equal shares. My sister died a month ago, she was my only sibling. Apparently the will does not encompass the possibility that one of her...
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    NSW Successful estranged sibling contesting will

    My sibling earns 300k pa and owns - with mortgage - a 2 million dollar home. He's divorced and his ex wife and him share custody. His ex wife earns 300k also. His child attends private school, and is enrolled in a 30k pa grammar school for highschool I'm married with three kids and a modest...
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    VIC Ex Wife Purchased $70K Car Post Separation, But Pre Property Settlement. How will that be Accounted for?

    We are separated, but living under the same roof while we work out a parenting plan (we have a toddler), property settlement, etc. She'll be moving out soon (to be with the colleague she's been having an affair with) and needs wheels. Yesterday she purchased a used SUV for $70K using funds from...
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    VIC High range .202 - I've made a huge mistake.

    Hi all, So I was pulled over 2 days ago and returned a reading of .202. Driving was a stupid decision and I can't stop thinking about what I've done. I'm worried about the penalties. I haven't been charged with any serious offenses for over 10 years, which is why I'm so disappointed in...
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    Executors duties in Australia when next of kin in UK

    Hi, We have a relative (originally a British Citizen) who moved to Australia approximately 20 years ago and lived until recently in Queensland. I believe that he became an Australian citizen. He lived with a partner for many years but they split up approximately 2 years ago. She is an...
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    VIC not attending court due to leaving Oz

    I have been awarded a new job in Qubec Canada. It will be a chance of a new life and new start. I am currently in the process of a divorce and already have a CSA payment schedule. There are consent orders already made for the children so that is not an issue. My questions are 1. What will happen...