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I have question about property. Auckland. None. My dad co
My dad co owned home with my uncle.. when he died he left his share of house in his will in trust to my brother and sister.. but when he died my uncle went to lawyer and signed full ownership over to him because the lawyer said by law it belonged to him because of the arrangement. We all know what my father wanted but he has cut us out and says it's all his… read more
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Wa Just want to know what happens when a beneficiary dies
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This question is in relation to a family trust where iam
good afternoon chris..this question is in relation to a family trust where iam noted on the trust deed as a final beneficiary.Undocumented loans,,the trust has recently been changed due to the separat… read more
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My mother died about almost 5 years ago, and my father 6
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Late last year my Dad died and before he died he left in his
Late last year my Dad died and before he died he left in his ‘will' his half share of his house and property. My Mum has threatened to take us to court and contest the ‘will'. We have engaged the serv… read more
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My father died without a will and his marriage to my mother
my father died without a will and his marriage to my mother was dissolved. can she succeed and sell his family home … read more
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Does a discretionary beneficiary of a family trust who is
Does a discretionary beneficiary of a family trust who is also the daughter have any legal rights when they have been removed by the trustees? … read more
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I'm in wellington, New Zealand. This relates to my parents'
This relates to my parents' wills. Just before my father died in 2012 he asked me to organise his lawyer to visit him in hospital because he wanted to change his will. At that stage I was nominated as the POA and my brother as the executor (if both my parents had died) He wanted me to be the executor as well. He talked to a neighbour about this too. There is a record on his bank statement for 18 Jan 2012 showing a payment to the lawyer with a note of the 'lawyer's name and Will' next to it. However, after his death the lawyer had a copy of the previous doc for 2007; not updated. The lawyer was critically sick at the time and also died so the law firm was taken over. I have been assuming the position of POA for our MUm as she had dementia. SHe's just passed away and I've been notified that my brother is the executor.… read more
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I am adopted & my natural mother had an affair, she told the
I am adopted & my natural mother had an affair, she told the man she had an affair with that I was his baby but he said to keep it quiet as she had a husband & he had a wife & advised her to give the … read more
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My Father died in 2005, he left us with a trust. Recently I
My Father died in 2005, he left us with a trust. Recently I found out that a key asset was sold by the majority without my knowledge, what implications are there in the future and am I as a trustee en… read more
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My father told me before he died that he had left his estate in equal shares with my two s
My father told me before he died that he had left his estate in equal shares with my two surviving brothers and feared my mother would change his will after his death. However I have found out all his… read more
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I was made the main beneficiary of my late fathers will in
I was made the main beneficiary of my late fathers will in 1992, his house. The house was to be used by my sister and Mother until she passed on. Our mother died in 1998 and made the house out to my s… read more
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Hi Chris, I,m one of 7 beneficiaries of my fathers
Chris, I,m one of 7 beneficiaries of my fathers estate. My father is in a dementure unit. Myself along with my two brothers are enduring power of attorneys. The seven of us has decided that we think g… read more
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If the benificiary of an insolvent estate dies before they
If the benificiary of an insolvent estate dies before they are able to realise the asset bequeathed them, should said asset be declared as part of the newly deceased beneficiaries estate? The recently… read more
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11 years ago our mother died. She and our step father had
11 years ago our mother died. She and our step father had joint - corresponding wills agreeing on the distribution of their property upon the deaths of each other; they had been married for over 25 ye… read more
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I am the only executor and main beneficiary of my mothers
I am the only executor and main beneficiary of my mother's estate, the first 6 months has expired after probate was granted. Should I distribute the estate now or wait for another 6 months? I am the o… read more
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My mother died on 13 January 2012. Her will has not yet been
My mother died on 13 January 2012. Her will has not yet been read and the executors are a solicitor and a friend of my mothers who told us he is a beneficiary of the will. What can I do to know what i… read more
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WE R A FAMILY OF 4 CHILDREN ADULTS. mY MOTHER PASSED AWAY 1
WE R A FAMILY OF 4 CHILDREN ADULTS. mY MOTHER PASSED AWAY 1 WEEK AGO. sHE REMOVED THE YOUNGEST SON FROM THE WILL AS SHE STATED IN A SEPERATE LETTER HE HAD HIS SHARE IN HER LIFETIME. hE WANTS TO CLAIM … read more
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