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Hi, was a binding property settlement entered into? or Court orders made by consent or otherwise.. regarding the joint marital assets? including superannuation?
I assume not. Please let me know if my assumption is wrong.
If there is no binding property settlemento, what does the Husband's Will state?
Is the property jointly held as joint tenants or tenants in common? if you do not know, the title to the property will tell you this..
I await your responses, and will complete the question tomorrow if that is OK?
As I mentioned above, the first thing you need to do is find out how the Property is jointly held?
There are 2 possible ways:
as "joint tenants" - which means whoever survives automatically owns the Property
as "tenants in common" - which means, that the share in the property forms part of your husband's estate, and will be distributed according to the terms of his Will.
This can be determined:
Please let me know if you need assistance with this...
If the Property is held as "tenants in common", then you will need to look at the Will... again, if you need assistance obtaining a copy from an Executor who refuses to provide this to you.. then let me know, and I can assist.