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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

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    Hello,
    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
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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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