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

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Johnny chin

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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.
 

Tim W

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