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NSW Father Died - What are My Rights as Next of Kin?

Discussion in 'Wills and Estate Planning Law Forum' started by Johnny chin, 24 August 2015.

  1. Johnny chin

    Johnny chin Member

    21 August 2015
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    My father has just recently passed away. He has been in a de facto relationship for the past 17 years. He has left no will. He has some different superannuation funds, 1 life insurance policy, and a funeral insurance policy. He and his partner own their property, but for reasons unknown to me, it is under her name only. I am the next of kin on his death certificate.

    Do I have the right to his superannuation?
    Do I have any obligations to anyone (including commercial)?
    Do I have the right to half or part of the house he lived in, or any of the chattels within?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Tim W

    Tim W Lawyer

    28 April 2014
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    If there is no will then a thing called the Rules of Intestacy applies.
    Start here: Intestacy

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