who has the burial rights, in a situation atm where we lost a family member my mums brother, we wanna bury him elswhere but his girlfriend of many years in de facto relationship dosnt want this, they wasnt married but have children
so far only tryin to mediate with her, to have his funeralwhere he wanted tobe buried
Did your uncle have a Will?If so, who was named as executor in his Will?
no my uncle didnt have a will
In that case someone has to apply for Letters of Administration from the Court. An estates law solicitor will be required for that. Once you have the Letters of Administration, you get to decide where your uncle gets buried, or if he is to be cremated.Obviously you would need a lawyer to assist with this, but depending on where in Queensland you reside I may be able to recommend a good solicitor who could help. Just let me know if you're interested.If you're satisfied with the results of your question, then I'll ask you to please provide positive feedback so that I will get credit for the time spent on your question.
I did my law degree at the University of Queensland
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