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WA Will and Probate - Step-Mother Sold Father's Property

Discussion in 'Wills and Estate Planning Law Forum' started by Storm2015, 10 October 2015.

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  1. Storm2015

    Storm2015 Member

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    My question is, my father passed away this year I asked to see a copy of his will, but I was told I wasn't in there, so I did a search at the probate office, paid the fee for the search and then received a letter saying nothing was found. Now his wife ( not my mother) has since sold his car and other belongings. What can I do about this?
     
  2. Therese

    Therese Well-Known Member

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    Hi Storm2015,

    My understanding is that if you are not a beneficiary in a Will you are not entitled to any of the estate.

    Are you suggesting however that there is no existing Will?
     
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    I don't know if there is a will or not cause i'm not getting told anything from her. All i cop is abuse so i would rather not talk to her at all
     
  4. JS79

    JS79 Well-Known Member

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    Storm,

    I have found an article that may be able to help you decide whether you would like to contest the will that he left (if he in fact did leave one behind):

    Family Provision Claims - Contesting a Will? (QLD) - Legal Blog - LawAnswers.com.au

    I suggest seeing a lawyer who is specialised in wills, estates and probate in regards to seeing if you can obtain a copy of the will (if there is one) and then they will be able to inform you if they think it is worth contesting his will (if there is one).
     

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