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SA Father Recently Passed - When is Will Read?

Discussion in 'Wills and Estate Planning Law Forum' started by Marie Haynes, 20 January 2016.

  1. Marie Haynes

    Marie Haynes Active Member

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    My dad recently passed away (Monday). My sister is his guardian and has power of attorney. There are 3 siblings, we are all to receive equal shares of his belongings.

    When does the will get read out and is it to be with all 3 siblings present? Do I have the right to ask to see the will? I was just told it should be done before the funeral? But I have no idea, and who reads it?
     
  2. winston wolf

    winston wolf Well-Known Member

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    Hi Marie

    In Australia there is no "reading of the will". That's really just a Hollywood construction for drama( a common question) .
    The executor named in the will should provide you with a copy to you upon request. As a child of the deceased you have a right to a copy of the will.
     
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    Thank you Winston
     
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