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VIC Inheritance from Grandmother - Father Controlling My Share?

Discussion in 'Wills and Estate Planning Law Forum' started by confused grandson, 10 August 2015.

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  1. confused grandson

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    My grandmother passed away 5months ago and supposedly left 4 grandchildren an equal share of money as inheritance. Now my father is controlling how much I get and what I do with it, what can I do? Is he breaking the law?
     
  2. winston wolf

    winston wolf Well-Known Member

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    Is he the executor?
    Are you over 18?
    Do you have a copy of the will?
     
  3. confused grandson

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    Yeah I'm 26, I'm not sure if he is the executor and no I haven't seen the will as I am the black sheep of the family
     
  4. winston wolf

    winston wolf Well-Known Member

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    If you are a beneficiary of the will you have a right to a copy.
    Get a copy of the will then you will know where you stand.

    Remember estates take longer to wrap up and distribute than many people expect 6-12 months is not uncommon.
     
  5. Pete Evans

    Pete Evans Well-Known Member

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    Hey confused grandson , Sounds like your in a position some of us find ourselves in with no idea . Lawyers for the executors [whether it is your father or not] just love us ignorant individuals . So time to do some reading for u . Try this link and read all about probate , wills , executors , liabilities , estates , time frames , legal issues etc etc ; Chapter 20. Wills, Estates and Funerals

    This is very basic but written in English for us uneducated folk who don't understand old school french law . Make sure u read each section.Each state has done their own version with most rules the same or similar .

    Then apply to the supreme court in your state for a copy of ' The inventory of assets and liabilities ' . You will have to pay a small fee to get this document and as Winston wolf said get a hold of the will from the court as well or the executor and or their solicitor . You must act quickly as time limits apply for many things if u need to contest anything .

    Good luck and worth noting many lawyers will milk the law /rules for their own benefit and the lawyer acting for the executor often thinks they have the right and obligation to lie their freakin heads off to the beneficiaries of a will as they work purely and solely for themselves and the executor NOT ANYONE ELSE .

    cheers
     

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