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I have some questions about wills - to do with executors -
I have some questions about wills - to do with executors - what grounds to remove them and also to check about the beneficiaries ensuring they are getting their fair share I'm in New Zealand … read more
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I would like to gift my fathers 4 grandchildren some money
I would like to gift my fathers 4 grandchildren some money before my father becomes for my brother to care for. Actually include my brother and myself in that. His EPOA makes provisions for seasonal g… read more
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My mother passed away some 17years ago now unfortunately
So my mother passed away some 17years ago now unfortunately only a matter of months after she had remmaried as my father passed away approx 5years prior to that. When my mother passed away(without any will) her the new husband distributed some of her few remaining personal belongings throughout the family including the entire photo collection comprising of images of myself and other 7 siblings. This collection was given to my eldest brother and his then new wife. They broke up and have since moved on and now have new respective partners, breakups can be ugly to say the least and this one is no exception, for almost 2 years he had requested that photo collection back from her and she has declined to take the request seriously. He has stopped asking as there relationship is very volitile only escalates with any interaction. What can I legally do is my question? The collection was given to my brother and his wife, but they are only family photos of us not her and they all predate her even meeting him by a decade or so. Any advice would be great thanks … read more
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I am an excutor of my deceased aunties estate. Also my
I am an excutor of my deceased aunties estate. Also my sister and dad. Dad is in full time hospital care so wants to resign as executor. I know there is a form for him to sign, as I am his epoa can I … read more
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Serish, my question is that my father-in-law has given the
Hello Serish, my question is that my father-in-law has given the bulk of his estate to one family member leaving the other 6 with a small remainder to be shared, She won't tell us the amount gifted to… read more
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Wills. My mother and father had in their Will their house is
Hi Chris. Wills. My mother and father had in their Will their house is to be sold and divided equally between the four of us. Father has passed, Mother has Dementia and in old folks home. … 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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Approximately 6 years but we started talking about selling 2
approximately 6 years but we started talking about selling 2 years prior to this and my brother who owns the property wanted to rent a property for Mum instead of selling which none of us could unders… read more
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My father has recently passed away. He had set up a family
My father has recently passed away. He had set up a family trust with my brother, his wife and their children as the beneficiaries of his estate. I, along with my three sisters will not receive any in… read more
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I am a beneficiary of my Mothers Estate. My Brother is the
I am a beneficiary of my Mothers Estate. My Brother is the Executor. She died August 2012. My Brother REFUSES. to provide me with the account summary of the Estate. He has paid out some residue from H… read more
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The background is that my father died a month ago (my mother
The background is that my father died a month ago (my mother died March 2012 and her estate went to him). Dad's will divides his estate (cash and shares only - no property) equally between me and my e… read more
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My father is gifting his 3 children and his 2 adopted children
My father is gifting his 3 children and his 2 adopted children $50,000 each as inheritance prior to his death as he is quite sick and has been so for a while now. In order to make this gift to his '5'… read more
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My father passed away in New Zealand on the 9/01/2013. My 3
My father passed away in New Zealand on the 9/01/2013. My 3 brothers who live in NZ are the executors of the estate. His will was read on the 17/1/2013 & his assets which amount to approx $140,000 are… read more
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Several years ago I purchased my fathers property for $240k
Several years ago I purchased my fathers property for $240k on the proviso he could live there until he is no longer able to. The payment was made by way of $40k deposit, $100k payable at $1k per mont… read more
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My father recently passed away. Three months ago he gifted
My father recently passed away. Three months ago he gifted his business and all chattels involved therein to my only brother confiding in me later that it was worth at least $500,000. I am his only ot… read more
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I have applied to the courts to administer my fathers estate.
I have applied to the courts to administer my fathers estate. He left a 30 year old will in which our youngest brother was named as soul beneficiary. I (being the eldest) as well as my brother where n… read more
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Hello, I am resident in Monaco and wish to sent a gift of
Hello, I am resident in Monaco and wish to sent a gift of 20,000 to 30,000 NZ dollars to my brother who lives in NZ and is a citizen of New Zealand.He is suffering from an aggressive form of cancer an… read more
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My one and only older brother is single, not a New Zealand
My one and only older brother is single, not a New Zealand citizen and lives overseas. Being the only family member, will I be be taxed on inheriting the family property overseas and whatever other as… read more
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