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If a will is not found or revealed, how do you wait to

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If a will is...

If a will is not found or revealed, how long do you wait to finalise make decisions regarding belongings etc?

Lawyer's Assistant: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.

Victoria

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

The death is recent and I have no knowledge of anything

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Not really at this stage

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Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 6 months ago
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Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 6 months ago

if all searches have been done and there is no will found, an application may be made at the Supreme Court Probate division

what searches have you done ?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I've done nothing as I don't know what to do. Do I assume there is no will??? What can I searched and where if I don't know what I'm looking for?
Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 6 months ago

ok

have you contacted the local lawyers offices in the area, this is the first step to see if they are holding a will ?

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