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VIC Deceased Estate - Beneficiary Dragging Out Probate?

Discussion in 'Wills and Estate Planning Law Forum' started by help101, 20 April 2016.

  1. help101

    help101 Active Member

    15 February 2016
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    Hope someone can help with some info.

    Probate is ready to be signed, however, one of the beneficiaries has gone AWOL. There has been no communication with them and the lawyer for over a month or with us. Is there a time limit this can be stretched out for? Is there any benefit of stretching this out?

    We have agreed to pay market share of our mother's home. We have offered for the other party to nominate and come and take what they want from the house.

    They stand to inherit $430K Cash! Is it greed or do they have a right to be wanting to try and get more out of the deceased estate, etc?
  2. Mary W

    Mary W Well-Known Member

    20 March 2015
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    Hmm passive-aggressive siblings. Looking through the history it appears your brother might be holding out for what he wants. You need to take your lawyer's advice on this.

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